Twitter Erupts With Jokes After 'Drunk' Nelly Battles Ludacris On Instagram Live

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The highly anticipated Verzuz battle between Nelly and Ludacris kicked off at 7 p.m. EST on Saturday (May 16).

Sporting a giant chain, some shades and a Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks throwback jersey, Ludacris began the festivities with, “It’s gon’ be a historic night! I feel the energy from around the world!”

As soon as Nelly joined, Luda mentioned 2020 marks the 20th anniversary for Luda and Nelly’s debut albums — Back For the First Time and Country Grammar, respectively. Although Nelly experienced some minor technical difficulties at the beginning, the back-and-forth went off relatively smoothly.

In fact, the slight delay gave Luda a chance to play some unheard music, specifically the song “Silence Of The Lambs” featuring production from Timbaland and Lil Wayne on vocals.

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After Round 1 finally got underway, Nelly started off with “Na-NaNa-Na” featuring Jaze Pha and Luda revisited his Jermaine Dupri collaboration “Welcome To Atlanta.” From there, Nelly played “Tip Drill,” “Pimp Juice,” “Flap Your Wings,” and “Ride Wit Me” featuring City Spud, among others.

Luda returned fire with songs such as “P-Poppin’,” My Chick Bad” featuring Nicki Minaj, “Ho” and “Saturday (Ooh! Ooh!).”

As the battle went on, fans noticed Nelly was in a really spirited mood, while Luda appeared to grow increasingly bored. Naturally, the jokes flew on Twitter.

Check out some of the best reactions below.