Michael Rainey Jr. was not one of the many people who praised Swizz Beatz and Timbaland for Triller’s acquisition of Verzuz.

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Michael Rainey Jr. had a strong opinion about Swizz Beatz and Timbaland joining forces with Triller. “Can’t ever jus have something of our own it’s always bout the money … Cool move but these n***as still sellouts,” the Power actor wrote on his Instagram story.

The super producers commented on Hollywood Unlocked‘s post to respond. “But we own Triller,” said Swizz alongside a shrug and a laughing-crying emoji in an Instagram comment. Timbaland added, “We own everything tell who done that.”


Hot New Hip Hop reported that Rainey responded, “They made 40+ people large shareholders of Triller so that’s wavy,” he added. “But I wish they would’ve just kept full ownership.”

All Verzuz participants are receiving equity from the super producers’ shares including Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, 112, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, D’Angelo, and many more icons.

This is a momentous occasion not only for Verzuz and Triller but the music business as a whole,” Swizz Beatz and Timbaland said in a joint statement on Tuesday when the move was announced. “By putting Verzuz in the Triller Network ecosystem and expanding the Verzuz brand to be side by side with the powerful Triller app, we will be able to continue to grow and evolve the music business as a whole, as we have been doing. To have partners in Triller who share our vision, specifically to celebrate and elevate the amazing artists who continue to shape culture around the world and give the consumer more direct access, is game changing.”