The famous Atlanta strip club Magic City played host to the most anticipated Verzuz yet featuring Jeezy and Gucci Mane, two trap music legends who share an intense beef tracing back nearly two decades.
Before they even hit the stage, the IG Live event hit 1 million viewers including Drake, Kevin Hart, Patrick Mahomes and others. Fans grew impatient after an hour of waiting and joked the headliners were fighting backstage.
When Jeezy and Gucci finally emerged, the latter didn't waste any time asserting himself: "Hold up, this the Gucci Mane motherf****n' show." He had jokes too, asking activist and politician Stacey Abrams, "Can you wipe my record clean?"
Gucci continued to come out swinging, immediately jumping into a Jeezy diss track, "Round 1," that doubled as the perfect Verzuz theme song. Fans could hardly believe they were witnessing such disrespect.
But Jeezy stayed calm and reached into his 'Thug Motivation 101' bag, playing classic joints like "Trap or Die" and "Standing Ovation." He also took time to intro each song, reflecting on his days before fame, early mixtapes with DJ Drama and how he would premiere songs at Magic City.
The first real spat of the night happened when Gucci challenged his opponent on his hip-hop relevance. “What is this '07?" he said prior to playing "Wake Up in the Sky" and "Both" with Drizzy. "Make a new hit!"
But things got crazy tense when Gucci rapped his most notable Jeezy diss "Truth." He finished by claiming, "Smoking on Pookie Loc tonight!" Pookie is Jeezy's former associate who Gucci was charged with killing in 2005, though he was later acquitted.
Standing from his chair, Jeezy lectured Gucci on how this iconic moment in rap history was bigger than just them and "for the culture." He dedicated their reunion to the late King Von, Doe B, Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke.
Another (much more lighthearted) highlight was when Gucci flexed his $5 million worth of ice and suggested they do a "jewelry Verzuz." Naturally, Jeezy preferred comparing real estate instead.
In the end, Gucci and Jeezy performed "So Icy" – the song that sparked their differences – together for 1.7 million people before heading to a (questionable) afterparty at a club. Fans applauded them for wrapping the night on a high note.
What a time to be alive.