Busta Rhymes has always believed in his talent as an MC and songwriter, but he chooses not to compete against certain people out of respect for them.
In a recent interview with Apple Music, Busta Rhymes was questioned about who he would consider a worthy opponent in a Verzuz battle, to which he confidently replied, “Ain’t nobody playing with me, period.”
However, when the interviewer mentioned Missy Elliott’s name, Busta Rhymes immediately dismissed the idea.
Busta Rhymes expressed his strong sentiment towards Missy Elliott, stating, “Never with Missy. The reason why I can’t ever do a Verzuz or even compete with Missy on a challenging level is ’cause that’s my twin … I’m Missy and she’s Busta Rhymes. I will never ever ever ever ever, because I love her so much, I can’t talk my shit the way I would want to in a Verzuz.”
After recognizing the similarities in their styles and acknowledging that they both possess exceptional talent, Busta said that facing off against Missy Elliott would be more of a celebration than a battle.
Watch the interview below.