Fans noticed how Swizz Beatz and Timbaland seemed like they were drinking at their Verzuz rematch in May.
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Fans quickly noticed how both Timbo and Swizz may have been drinking throughout the evening to the point where they became largely inebriated. Neither party confirmed that this was true but fans began putting together the pieces. On May 30th, the two had performed their biggest hits alongside each other in Miami but earlier in the day, they had been filming an episode of Drink Champs. NORE and DJ EFN’s podcast centers around their guests divulging untold stories while having a few drinks.
“When @THEREALSWIZZZ and @Timbaland did their @verzuzonline episode, I thought ‘damn they’re kinda shit faced,'” a fan wrote on Twitter. “Turns out they recorded an episode of @Drinkchamps with @noreaga and @djEFN at 10 am that morning of the #VERZUZ lol.”
EFN retweeted the post, adding, “100 percent facts.” HipHopDX later reached out to the Drink Champs co-host who downplayed just how faded Swizz Beatz and Timbo were after recording the episode. “I wouldn’t say [they were] trashed, but they got nice [laughs]. We all did. We had fun. It was definitely the earliest recording Drink Champs ever did,” he said.