After producing incredible numbers with Brandy verzuz Monica and Gladys Knight verzuz Patti LaBelle, Swizz Beatz along with co-founder Timbaland are in search for their next epic female battle. This led to Swizz Beatz receiving backlash when it appeared he discredited Janet Jackson.
Timbaland suggested a possible opponent for his long time friend Missy Elliot when speaking to Swizz on IG Live. For Timbaland Janet Jackson made all the sense in the world to go one-on-one with Missy Elliot. “They are great friends. They love each other. The celebration is gonna be great,” Timbaland explained.
In response Swizz uttered the following which received backlash immediately, “Missy can be multiple people. Janet gonna just be Janet.” Moments later and Swizz was trending on Twitter.
Swizz still stand by what he said on the IG Live but did offer some clarification on The Shade Room as to why he is not for a Janet verzuz Elliot. “LETS BE CLEAR. I don’t think Missy & Janet is a good match up at all! Much love to Janet she’s ICON but I just didn’t feel that was a good match up. Janet got hits on hits but she should have a better person to celebrate with that’s all. Blessings,” said Swizz trying to ease any negative vibes he created with his initial comments.