Two of hip-hop’s biggest stars clashed Thursday night at Magic City in Atlanta to kick off season 2 of “Verzuz.” With meat, controversy and drama filling the air, social media was poised for potential fireworks as Jeezy and Gucci Mane clashed in the latest showdown of the online series that began in March when producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz they dueled on Instagram.

Celebrities and sports superstars took to Twitter to share their excitement and comments on one of the biggest hip-hop moments of 2020.

The pregame hype about the Gucci-Jeezy battle

Before the event began, players from all professional sports shared their excitement for the battle between Atlanta’s two iconic rappers and debated who could win.

LeBron James was so ready for the rap battle that he joked about dusting off a mid-2000s outfit in honor of when the two rappers first garnered national attention, for the reigning Rookie of the Year to enjoy.


Jeezy and Gucci Mane trade hits

During the battle, both rappers overshadowed each other, while highlighting some of the best songs from their discography.


Who won it all?

Twenty-five tracks, a joint performance by “So Icy” and 5.5 million Instagram viewers later, both artists respected each other and celebrated the moment. For the world of sports and entertainment, the debate centered on who won the battle.