The Nelly vs. Ludacris battle took place on Saturday (May 16th) night, and while it was certainly a night to remember, some technical difficulties and questionable song choices on Nelly’s part had everyone making jokes.

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Although the event was meant to begin at 7:00pm EST sharp, Nelly was having some issues with his Internet connection due to the bad weather in St. Louis, which delayed the start time. He and Luda were linked for a minute, but unfortunately, he eventually had to hop off and wait for the storm to pass. Once he returned, things kicked off, and the two rappers took the time to commend each other for their impressive achievements and impact and influence on hip hop.

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Nelly & Ludacris salute eachother on their accomplishments during their Verzuz battle

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Despite the positivity the two of them were putting out there, the evening was often plagued with further technical problems on Nelly’s part, as his sound would often cut out and his screen would start breaking up or just go blurry. Many began comparing him to Teddy Riley, who endured similar problems during his Verzuz battle with Babyface. Additionally, some fans were confused when Nelly would retaliate Ludacris’ hits with some relatively unknown or just less popular songs. However, Nelly didn’t let any of this stop him from having the time of his life.

DisMizzinthisbich@DisMizz_

This nigga nelly WiFi got him looking like he went back in time

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lonely ĸυĸoč@BarkyBoogz

My the side of my chest is falling off 😂😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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king naj the GREAT@Naj_ToTheJayy

nelly out there lookin like x æ A-12 https://twitter.com/BarkyBoogz/status/1261839868059148295 

lonely ĸυĸoč@BarkyBoogz

My the side of my chest is falling off 😂😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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Jameson@OnlyFans____

Nelly turned into a painting. 🐐

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Aquarius Boochie@stawpfeenin

Ludacris: Your internet messing up bro

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Nelly:

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Maybe: Jacoby@Getthebagcoach

Lmfaooo I’m crying at Jamie Foxx comment

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ː̗̀Keisha♥@bankchik

They wanna start a gofundme for Nelly wifi😂😂😂

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Maura Chanz

@maurachanz

Nelly think he killin shit and the WiFi and the comments are speaking a different story. He in the back like —

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Craig Bro Dude

@CraigSJ

Nelly streaming from the phone from the Dilemma video?

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YES, I AM 56 YEARS OLD@kashmirVIII

Nelly: I ___da ___fu______NAHMEAN?
Luda: absolutely

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Low

@LowKeyUHTN

Nelly already on his Teddy Riley shit. This gonna be a long night

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God’s Monster@MrMecc

And on this day, just like that… Nelly Riley is born.

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Karlous Miller

@KarlousM

Nelly played some shit that was on the notebook soundtrack. One or two times.

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Blueberry Yum Yum@chibabeegurl23

Everytime Luda made this face Nelly was playing shit none of us knew…..especially him

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The BARbarian 💭@DoxDaVinci

Ludacris’ face when Nelly was playing songs nobody ever heard before

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Captain Jack Sparrhoe@ikigai_I

😂😂😂😭😭 he ain’t know what that shit was nelly played either https://twitter.com/reagangomez/status/1261842998507106304 

Reagan Gomez

@ReaganGomez

This is def how your man be lookin at you when he realizes you should’ve been cut off 3 drinks ago 💀😭

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@TheJessieWoo

Nelly really left “over and over” out of the battle only to play two unknown songs …..

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Most people agreed that Luda was the ultimate winner, but all in all, it was a great night celebrating two hip hop heavyweights. Watch the full battle below: