In an interview with The Breakfast Club, Jeezy said that Verzuz's co-creator Swizz Beatz called him about the opportunity. "I was like 'Yo, Swizz... If I do it, there's only one person I'd do it with. And he was like 'Who?' 'Gucci, reach out to him. Let me know what's up.'"
"Swizz hit back and said he respectfully declined," he continued. "Cool. Done. Kept it moving. I was gonna do it for the culture."