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Lil Mo, pictured right with Ashanti, called out rapper Fat Joe for referring to her and rapper/actress Vita as "dusty bitches".

Lil Mo slammed Fat Joe for referring to her as a "dusty bitch crackhead" during his "Verzuz" battle with fellow rapper Ja Rule on Tuesday. She said the "Lean Back" rapper was disrespectful and totally insensitive to all people battling addiction.

Fat Joe, 51, came under fire for dissing Lil Mo and LaVita Raynor, aka Vita, after gifting Ashanti and Remy Ma with Hermès handbags.

He said Ja Rule must have found Mo and Vita in a "crack house."

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Lil Mo, pictured right performing with Vita and Ja Rule, tells TMZ that Fat Joe's comments were "vile" and "disrespectful." She said he should know better than to use those degrading terms about substance abusers, especially in light of recent drug deaths, like Michael K. Williams.

In fact, Lil Mo says Joe's disses were actually triggering to her, because -- even though she's clean now -- she's dealt with her own opioid addiction issues in the past.

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Fat Joe, pictured with Ashanti, apologized publicly to Lil Mo and Vita. He also says he told Lil Mo and Vita sorry to their faces in private.

Lil Mo said he shouldn't be let off the hook that easily. However, she was quick to say she doesn't want Fat Joe canceled.

Watch Lil Mo's interview below.
 

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Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat are set to compete in the next Verzuz lip-sync battle competition on Thursday, as part of the essence Festival of Culture.

Sweat, 59, and Brown, 52, will take turns lip-syncing to their biggest hits, and fans will decide who came out on top.

Music producers Swizz Beats and Timbaland created the Verzuz battle competition to keep fans occupied during the pandemic lockdowns last year.

Bobby Brown was an original member of New Edition from 1981 until he went solo in 1985. His solo hits include "Don't Be Cruel", "My Prerogative", and "Every Little Step."

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Brown is best known for his marriage to the late pop icon Whitney Houston.

Keith Sweat is known for his hits including "I Want Her", "Make It Last Forever", "I'll Give All My Love to You", "Make You Sweat", "Get Up on It", "Twisted" and "Nobody".

The Verzuz will take place on Thursday, July 1, at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. ET @ FITE on Essence.com.
 

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Sisters With Voices, aka SWV say they plan to use their famous Michael Jackson sample during an upcoming Verzuz lipsync battle with Xscape.

Tamara "Taj" Johnson (left) and Leanne "Lelee" Lyons (center) joined "TMZ Live" on Thursday and were asked if SWV will play their hit, "Right Here (Human Nature Remix)," when the R&B group battles Xscape on Saturday.

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TMZ suggested there would be "potential backlash" from the "cancel culture" if SWV played the song during the Verzuz.

Taj and Lelee see no issue with playing the sample. They say they didn't even pay Michael for the sample of his 1983 hit, "Human Nature," and they wouldn't be successful if not for Michael.

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The ladies say it's not their job to judge Michael by canceling his music.

SWV fans agree. One Twitter user wrote:

"The people with this alleged "potential backlash" won't even be tuned into the Verzuz so this will be a non issue."

Another user tweeted: "If they DIDN'T use the MJ sample there would be an even bigger blacklash!!!!"

And a third wrote: "People still trying to create anti MJ controversy in 2021?"
 

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D'Angelo is the latest star to take part in the Verzuz livestream lip-sync series.

The R&B singer/songwriter announced he will take on his "friends" - rather than a single competitor - in the Verzuz battle on February 27 at The Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The 47-year-old Aquarius took to Instagram Live over the weekend to confirm his Verzuz appearance will precede a new album.

"D'Angelo KNEW we been patiently waiting for a new album and not only were getting that were also getting #VERZUZ I'm so grateful," one fan wrote on Twitter.

Another fan commented, "D’Angelo did an Instagram live confirming a new album and a Verzuz battle. I feel like this is a dream and I'm going to be p**sed when I wake up."

Music producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz launchd their online lip-sync battles as a way to pass the time during the Covid-19 lockdowns last year.

The duo set up battles between stars including Snoop Dogg and DMX, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, and Monica and Brandy.

D'Angelo toured briefly in 2015 after he released his last album Black Messiah in December 2014.

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Keyshia Cole's sister dragged her for making Ashanti wait an hour for their long-awaited Verzuz battle on Instagram Thursday night.

The lip-sync battle was canceled twice -- the first time because Ashanti tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

Keyshia brought out a surprise guest while lip-syncing to her 2005 hit song "Love." OT Genasis recored a parody track of "Love," titled "Never Knew," an ode to the Crips street gang.

Keyshia was not happy with the disrespect. Some shade was thrown after OT said nasty things about Keyshia's mother's drug addiction.

But it was all love when Keyshia brought the rapper out on Thursday.

 

One person who wasn't thrilled about the friendly duet was Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel, who expressed her displeasure on Instagram.

She captioned the video, "It went left !!!! And it ain't funny !!!!! I'm not backing down, who want it?"
 


 

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Jeezy took on Gucci Mane during a Verzuz battle on Thursday night, streamed live from Atlanta's legendary Magic City strip club. The after party took place at Compound nightclub.

Cellphone videos show young people enjoying their night out at the after party without face masks, as Covid-19 deaths continue to drop lower than the seasonal flu.

That didn't keep Black Twitter from criticizing Atlantans who are lucky to live in a wide open city, while the rest of the country is locked down.

CDC data shows young people (40 and under) are at the lowest risk for contracting the virus - even in close contact and without wearing masks.
 

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T.I. vs. Jeezy’s Verzuz battle may not happen if Jeezy doesn't pay off his old debts.

According to AllHipHop, Jeezy owes his old music producer Shawty Redd $105,000 for producing the beats that made him a hip-hop superstar.

Shawty, 39, is recognized as one of the pioneers of trap music. In addition to other hip-hop classics, he produced Jeezy's album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005).

Shawty made it clear on his Instagram live that Jeezy owes him $105,000.

"Since the ni**a think he bigger than me. I want to see you go against T.I. with all them records," Shawty said. "Jeezy getting sued soon as he play my music on MF Verzuz... I'm suing your ass. Period. Period!"

Shawty also worked with T.I., Gucci Mane, Pastor Troy, Snoop Dogg and Bun B.

Shawty said he will file a lawsuit if Jeezy or T.I. uses any of his songs during the battle.

Hopefully, Jeezy can come up with the money before the Verzuz season premiere on Nov. 19.
 

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Old school rapper Busta Rhymes (left) showed off his dramatic weight loss on Instagram after fellow rapper T.I. (right) dissed him as too old to battle rap.

Busta, who has a new album coming out, asked T.I. to battle him on Verzuz. But T.I. turned him down flat, saying, "I salute and respect Busta a whole lot. I just think the generational gap might be just a little too much."

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Busta responded, saying "age don't make no difference, and "it don't matter when you came out. I know people that been out before me that I put out more albums than them after I came out after them. This ain't got nothing to do about generation."

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The 48-year-old rapper, born Trevor George Smith Jr., continued:

"Just let the world know truly that you don't want this bust a** that you was about to get. It's okay. Cause, see, the difference between me and you, my brother, and we're both kings. I'm actually a god."

Busta then took to Instagram to share before and photos after working out in the gym to prove he's never too old to compete with the younger generation.

He captioned the photos:

"DON'T EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!! LIFE BEGINS RIGHT NOW!!! MY DEDICATION IS DIFFERENT!! I WOULD NEVER PUT OUT AN ALBUM AND NOT BE IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!! I RESPECT MYSELF TOO MUCH AND I RESPECT Y’ALL TOO MUCH!!! I’M ONLY HERE TO INSPIRE!!"

 

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Khia Shamone Finch is not one to mess with in these social media streets. The "My Neck, My Back" rapper roasted fellow Florida rapper Trina Rockstarr during a "Gag Order Live" court session on Monday.

It all started when fans suggested Khia and Trina do a 'Versuz' battle on Instagram.

The battle craze kicked off last month between Timbaland and Swizz Beatz to provide entertainment for fans while on coronavirus lockdown.

It went so well that they tuned it into an Instagram Live series with memorable battles between singers Babyface and Teddy Riley and Erykah Badu and Jill Scott.

But Trina, 45, nixed the battle, saying Khia was not on her level. That didn't sit well with Khia, who dragged the Baddest B*tch by her edges.

Khia, 42, mentioned the unconfirmed rumor that Trina is HIV-positive, and she even invoked Trina's late mother.

I guess we all know who would come out on top in that Versuz battle.

Watch the NSFW video below.