Tonight’s celebration of the Bay Area featuring E-40 and Too Short is one of the best entries into the Verzuz catalogue so far, and it will also be the showdown of the year. The show is in full swing, and hearing these two legendary producers share stories and play the classics is more than enjoyable — it feels historic. Both of these icons know that despite their own talents, the hip-hop community at large has been instrumental in their success, and Too Short in particular has been mentioning the female rappers who he worked with on hit songs, name-checking Lil Kim and Kelis while playing collaborations.
But he also took a moment to mention Queen Latifah for another reason. Using what might be his favorite adlib, the B-word, very frequently throughout the night, Short mentioned that there’s certain women he will never use the word on… like Queen Latifah. Fans and listeners reacted to this hilarious statement with question marks and plenty of their own thoughts, immediately bringing up her song “U.N.I.T.Y.” and the famous line “Who you calling b*tch?” Now, fans are waiting for word of the mention to get back to Queen and see if she responds. Technically, it’s a compliment, even if it’s a roundabout way of delivering it. Check out more reactions below and tune in to watch E-40 and Too Short play the hits for the rest of the night.
The weirdest mention of Queen Latifah lol i know she’s at home like ¿thanks? #VERZUZ
— fondue for two (@AshleyJayBee) December 20, 2020
"There's people's I'd NEVER call a b!tch. Like Queen Latifah. I'd never call her a b!tch. But some punk-ass? I'd call them a b!tch so damn fast…!" – Too Short pic.twitter.com/NWEbXnjW7O
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Cus no one fuxks wit Queen Latifah! https://t.co/9wb8hbwur0
— Where the 💵 💵 resides! (@neecye) December 20, 2020
Why he give Queen Latifah as an example of a woman he’s never call a bitch 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/Ernj4oBsAD
— The Book of Boka Coming Dec. 2021 (@BokaLaBoca) December 20, 2020
Queen Latifah is trending now lmao
— ☃️ (@amayaisabellaa) December 20, 2020
This nigga @TooShort said I ll never kall Queen Latifah a Bitch lol 😂😂😂🐐🐐🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
— TheRealMikeMillions (@OnlyOneMillions) December 20, 2020
Too Short explaining why bitch is ok if you know when and how to use it, including never use it on Queen Latifah, but definitely use it on a punk ass bitch, is a conversation I feel like I’ve had so many times.
— Amy Miller (@amymiller) December 20, 2020
When Short said “I know when to call someone a bitch. I’ll never call Queen Latifah a bitch” I got real tears
— Shakeyra (@OhNoShakeyra) December 20, 2020
I almost died out my bed when somebody said Queen Latifah a beat Too short ass 😂😭😭
— Naramis (@AsuegaNaramis) December 20, 2020