As the rappers Jeezy and Gucci Mane were set to begin their long-awaited "Verzuz" music battle at the famed Magic City strip club in Atlanta on Thursday, a surprise guest was scheduled to kick off the event.
"I just wanted to say thank you to both of you, especially for the work you've done to encourage returning citizens [from prison] to know that they have the right to vote", Abrams said to the two rappers.
The battle ended with the two rappers coming to peace, performing the song that ignited their feud 15 years ago, the 2005 hit "So Icy".
"When that sh*t went down with Gibbs, I couldn't trust' em/Invested my hard-earn money, tied up my bread/But he gon' try to tell you I'm flawed, that's in his head/It's happening just the way that I said it, good on your own/And if I'm honest nothin' gangsta about you, leave this alone, yeah".
"I appreciate you for extending the olive branch, I respect that", Gucci said. "It's just like, 'Hold up man, if that was the case, we might [not have even] came here'".
The two had several different heated exchanges throughout the show.
Gucci mocked everything from the murder of Jeezy's former associate Pookie Loc to his rival's fashion.
"Sure did, it went platinum ... what you talking about?" But as the show went on, it seemed Jeezy reached his breaking point.
"My outfit cost 10 bands, look at my opponent man", Gucci said. "I don't have no $10,000 outfit, but I own half of Atlanta", Jeezy fired back.
Jeezy also explained around the 3:10 minute mark if last night would lead to a real moment of reconciliation between the two rappers: "It's been going on nearly two decades".
Jeezy also talks about his newly released album The Recession 2 during the interview. Gucci asked her. Stacey said it's up to the governor.
"Can you wipe my record clean?"
"Now THIS ... Is what the people wants to see!" The beef between the artists stretches more than a decade, but they put aside their issues for the culture as they took part in the face-off orchestrated by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. It initially launched as a way to entertain fans during quarantine and has since become a cultural phenomenon on social media.
Verzuz, which routinely features hundreds of thousands to over a million viewers per performance, has hosted competitions between the singers Brandy and Monica, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, and Alicia Keys and John Legend, as well as lyrical battles between rap icons like DJ Premier and RZA, among others.