During Fabolous’ Verzuz battle against Jadakiss on Monday, the Brooklyn rapper took the opportunity to explain why there are two versions of his hit single, “So Into You” for the umpteenth time. But he added a small detail that many of us never knew.
“There’s a lot of back and forth about how there was Tamia and Ashanti,” Fab said. “Tamia is who the original song came from. Tamia was getting surgery on her throat at the time when we did the song. So we got Ashanti to do the song because [Tamia] was getting—and then we did the video, she was back. She got her shit back together. … We laid the vocals after her throat surgery.” Apparently, Tamia never heard this version of the story either.
Later that evening, the singer swiftly responded, tweeting, “25 years. 8 albums. 0 throat surgeries,” alongside a photo of all her albums.
Twitter took a stand for Tamia, knowing she never had throat surgery. Considering that she’s the original singer of the sampled record, she should’ve been tapped for the collaboration anyway. But it worked out exactly the way it should’ve.
Did you tune in to the latest Verzuz battle? Who do you think won between Fabolous and Jadakiss?