Funkmaster Flex Claims Busta Rhymes Will ‘Hands Down Embarrass’ Jay-Z In A Verzuz 

Funkmaster Flex recently shared his opinion on a potential Verzuz battle involving JAY-Z and Nas. When asked who he believes could give the Roc Nation founder a serious challenge, Flex voiced his support for Busta Rhymes, suggesting that the Brooklyn rap legend is currently in a league of his own.

“You want me to tell you who would beat JAY-Z at a Verzuz? Hands down embarrass him?” he challenged, before confidently claiming, “Busta Rhymes would spank anybody in a Verzuz.”

“There is no one that will beat Busta Rhymes as a solo artist in a Verzuz… Maybe it could be a tie with Missy [Elliott],” he added. 

Flex also weighed in on Memphis Bleek’s claims that Nas lacks enough hits to compete with Jay in a Verzuz. Although he scoffed at the notion that Nas lacks the catalog of hits to go head-to-head with Jay, he admitted that Jay-Z’s stage presence and charisma give him a significant edge.


“Nas has enough songs, but Jay’s swagger is strong. That’s very hard,” he noted. “If you’re talking JAY-Z-Nas, they’re equal in music, but Jay’s swagger on that stage might edge him out. He has a lot of swag.”

“Nas is a weird G.O.A.T. I think lyrically, they’re both 10s, but they’re really two different styles to me. Lyrics, Nas edges JAY-Z. Swag, JAY-Z edges Nas. That’s my personal opinion.”

Watch the interview below. 

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