Rick Ross getting a sensible massage during his Verzuz battle.
On the latest edition of the hit Instagram Live show Verzuz, rappers Rick Ross and 2 Chainz went toe to toe swapping bars and doing their civic duty to create job opportunities in a flailing economy. The jobs? Strippers and a masseuse, of course. Yes, during the absolute banger of a song “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” 2 Chainz brought out two bikini-clad exotic dancers with complete with dollar bills to add to the mise en scene of the song. If hearing that triggers your coronavirus anxieties, at the very least the dancers were wearing masks if not exactly 6 feet apart, so some precautions were taken. At the end of the song, 2 Chainz referred to the women as “essential workers” referring to the women and their talents, which really did help the number come alive.
Not to be outdone by 2 Chainz, Rick Ross followed 2 Chainz lead by bringing out a masseuse (also donning a mask) and receiving an extensive massage at one point during the battle. That wasn’t the only surprise Ross had in store as he played a previously unreleased verse he recorded for Kanye West’s controversial hit “Famous.” Whether he got Taylor Swift’s approval is anyone’s guess, but let’s hope she was off in her cabin in the woods counting her money and not scrolling through Instagram tonight. Both artists used the Verzuz battle to unveil new music with 2 Chainz debuting “Money Maker” featuring Lil Wayne, and Ross sharing his latest track “Pin Me to the Cross.” All in all, another wild, unforgettable night in the Verzuz universe.