Saturday night had all the features of an Instagram live collaboration between Ludacris and Nellie at the Battle of Veruz, which drew thousands of viewers during the COVID-19 lockdown. The two veteran rappers had hits and deep cuts (both recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album), proud and roast, technical difficulties (Nellie’s feed was dropped more than once) and Instagram love from celebrities (Tiffany Hadish, Gabriel Union, Ush Chance the Rapper, Snoop Dogg) Among the more than 400,000 Instagram followers who are over three hours old Came in and out of the session.
But the moment that attracted the most attention was a different kind of war. During one of Nellie’s blackouts, Ludacris surprised fans with a 90-second snippet of a new song, “The Silence of the Lambs,” produced by Timbaland, on the phone with her. The low riding track musical instrument is as powerful as Luda Banger, though to the tune of the song, two men no longer known for abusing women. Kelly and Bill Cosby were mentioned, prompting an uproar on Twitter.
“I love Kelly anymore, but I don’t feel comfortable around my daughters,” Luda said, referring to “Bill Hacktable” in the first verse of the song and before saying racists are still drinking from the “Rosen Bar” and later told fired former NFL quarterback Colin Kepernik Mentioned Lil Wayne joins in the second verse and Luda later says, “Rap brings me some balance. Returns to fetch, n n a. “
In addition to mentioning that he and Timbaland have 20 unpublished tracks in “These”, Ludacris played another new song, an anonymous group-up with Chance the Rapper.
Although the response to the Instagram Live comment was small, Twitter soon released references.