Lil Jon delivered the first track, which featured Usher and Ludacris, a possible sequel to 2004’s “Lovers and Friends.” The producer told fans, “Y’all don’t know how many conversations I’ve had about this record.” According to Lil Jon, the unreleased track was created two years ago but never released because Usher didn’t feel comfortable sharing the single.
T-Pain also had a new single up his sleeve, sharing with fans a new song featuring Chris Brown. Brown teased a new collaboration with T-Pain earlier this week, hinting that the single could arrive this summer but it’s unclear if the track T-Pain played during the Instagram Live battle is the same one.
Lil Jon and T-Pain’s battle is part of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s “Verzuz” series, which sees some of the biggest names in hip-hop going head to head on Instagram Live. The Dream, Mannie Fresh, Sean Garrett, and more have participated.
Babyface and Teddy Riley will face-off in the next battle, which was set to take place Sunday but has since been postponed.