After T.I. publicly turned down Busta Rhymes’ offer for a Verzuz battle and instead scheduled a season 2 showdown with Jeezy, Busta has some more options in mind.
In a recent interview with Complex about his latest album Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, the rapper (real name Trevor George Smith Jr.) revealed the necessary criteria for doing a Verzuz with him and which three legendary MCs he’d love to go up against. “I would love to spar against anybody … as long as their catalog is a powerful catalog, because I don’t want to do a corny Verzuz,” he said. “I don’t wanna do no Verzuz with anybody whose catalog isn’t crazy. And I would love to do a Verzuz with somebody that I’m a fan of, because I’m only trying to compete with people that brings the best out of me.”
He went on to name Eminem, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z as his top three picks, but he’s also not opposed to taking on two artists at the same time. Busta already has experience rap battling (and unfortunately, losing to) Hov back in high school, when the two attended George Westinghouse Career And Technical Education High School in Brooklyn. Now, he’s ready for their long-overdue rematch.