Fans protest Beenie Man & Bounty Killer’s Absence from Billboard Verzuz cover

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Controversy erupted in the Dancehall space yesteray, following an article done by Billboard Magazine on the Verzuz battles.

The international magazine released a special digital cover, based on the Verzuz battles, which did not feature Beenie Man nor Bounty Killa.

Beenie Man later addressed the issue on Twitter, saying the Dancehall culture has not received its due recognition, despite the impact and hard work of Dancehall entertainers.

He also thanked Swizz Beats and Timbaland who were quick in contacting Billboard for the cover to be amended, to include both Jamiacan veterans.

The battle of the dancehall heavyweights has received critical acclaim as their performance was viewed approximately 4 million times, making it the most popular and exciting of all the battles to date.

Dubbed “The Verzuz Effect” the feature story calls the clash the “cultural high point for Verzuz” but neglected to include the artistes on its lead image which included Edmonds, Riley, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, Jill Scott, John Legend and Alicia Keys among others.

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