Nelly got clowned for his poor Internet connection and failure to play the “hits only” during his Verzuz battle with Ludacris, but he appeared to be completely unbothered.
Scott Gries/Getty Images
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.
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.
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
he ain’t know what that shit was nelly played either https://twitter.com/reagangomez/status/1261842998507106304 …Reagan Gomez
This is def how your man be lookin at you when he realizes you should’ve been cut off 3 drinks ago
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: