Move over Nelly and Ludacris! Dancehall icons Beenie Man & Bounty Killer went head-to-head in the latest Verzuz battle, and Rihanna was here for it!
Another week, another Verzuz battle! Beenie Man, 46, and Bounty Killer, 47, were the latest duo to face off on Saturday, May 23 and thousands of fans — including Rihanna, 32, were here for it. The dancehall edition had the Instagram and Twitter verses boogying away on their couches, until a brief pause when the police showed up! RiRi was not about to let the cops stop the party, and hilariously had some words for them in the comments. “Tell the police to go hooommeeee,” she begged, adding, “Come oooonnnn office,” and “let the chune run man.” She can say that again!
While it was wasn’t stated why, exactly, the cops showed up, the Jamaican government website states that a nationwide curfew is in effect from 8:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. daily — and the interruption definitely fell in that time frame. Despite rules, Beenie Man had some words of his own for the officers. “We have thousands of people watching us all around the world — do you want to be this guy?” he could be heard saying to the cop, explaining to the 400,000 fans that, “the police are here — but we are not stopping…the police are gone! We are Jamaicans! We are being nice!” he added before jumping back into the tunes.
Rihanna made her presence known shortly after the hours-long event started, shouting “Bounty Killaaaaaaaa” and “S— gettin HECTICCCC,” later asking “Who keeping score?” Several other celebs were getting down to the tunes, including Missy Elliott, Gabrielle Union, Ashanti, and Diddy who showed some love in the comments!
Dubbed a “clash of the icons,” Timbaland and Swizz Beatz‘ official Verzuz account announced the showdown last week. The pair are both pioneers when it comes to the ’90s dancehall sound, popularizing the genre around the world! Beenie Man — born Anthony Moses Davis and dubbed the “King of Dancehall”