Styles P Says He'll Boycott Verzuz If Swizz Beatz, Timbaland Leave Triller
By Tony M. Centeno
August 18, 2022
The LOX's Styles P is threatening to boycott Verzuz if Triller doesn't settle its financial issues with founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
In an interview TMZ published on Thursday, August 18, Ghost said he hopes the app can resolve its legal woes with Swizz and Timbo after allegations of insufficient payments surfaced earlier this week. If they can't, then Styles, who battled The Diplomats in the most memorable Verzuz to date, will pull his support of the event on the platform. He also encourages others in the Hip-Hop community to do the same.
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“It would be good if they -- Triller, Swizz and Tim -- could rock out and figure a way to fix this,” Styles said. “Hip-Hop, it’s always a lot of funny s**t in it. I think people should just stick to what they said they were going to from the beginning."
"Hip-Hop people shouldn’t f**k with it if Swizz and Tim ain’t involved," he continued. "I sure wouldn’t. I wouldn’t watch it at all.”
After Swizz and Timbo filed their $28 million lawsuit earlier this week, Triller has released a more detail statement about the situation. They claim that both founders have already received $50 million from the app since their sale was completed last year, and will be able to make more in the future.
“This is not a feud over VERZUZ but simply about earn-out payments to Swizz and Tim,” the statement said. “Swizz and Tim have personally been paid by Triller over $50 million in cash and stock to-date, and they stand to benefit even more over time. In addition, they have annual obligations, which if met, and no breach has occurred, entitles them to additional payments.”
So far, the legal battle does not affect Verzuz's current operations or the app's ownership of the event.