Swizz Beatz is doing some cleaning up after saying that Missy Elliott was in a different league compared to Janet Jackson, in response to a proposed battle between the two iconic music stars.
Here is the statement that got Alicia Keys’s husband in big trouble with some people on the Internet: “No, because Missy could be multiple people. Janet just gotta be Janet. Missy’s in the comments right there. She says, ‘no Missy versus Busta, I’m his twin, cheerleader. My money on Bus-A-Bus. And we said that. Sis, we need you, and everybody tag Missy ’cause she’s in the comments. Tell her that we need her.”
And when his business partner, Timbaland, replied: “What about Janet and Missy?” He replied: “I don’t think so. I don’t agree with that.”
If Beatz did not mean any harm, the Internet did not take things this way and blasted him. The first attempt at a cleanup came in the comment section of The Shade Room with: “LETS BE CLEAR,” Swizz wrote in The Shade Room‘s comment section. “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…. Better person meaning someone who match the vibe better to all who still don’t understand. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂”
He then added: “I still to this day don’t think Janet vs Missy is a good match up 🤷🏽♂️ I said what I said 🙏🏽 y’all know that match up doesn’t make sense at all 😂 @verzuztv love and blessings 🙌🏽 FYI what I mean by better person! I mean a person that fit the vibe better !!!!”
One observer explained: “People who think Missy Elliot and Janet Jackson are comparable when it comes to music have LEGO blocks and crayons as brain cells.”
A second person chimed in: “Wtf made y’all think Janet & Missy was a good match in the first place. They not even in the same music category, granted both are icons but still.”
This commenter agreed with Beatz’s assessment: “We need to realize that there are some artists who have no match-ups… Chris Brown, Mary j Blige, R. Kelly… their discography and talent is beyond us 🔥.”
It is not certain that Jackson would be interested in a Verzuz battle.