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DMX wants to go up against JAY-Z, but he may have to settle for Eminem. According to N.O.R.E., Slim Shady is interested in taking on X in Timbaland and Swizz Beatz’s Instagram Live battle series, Verzuz.

N.O.R.E. shared an Instagram post just hours ago revealing that Swizz Beatz called him and told him Eminem is down to battle DMX on IG Live. And while X has his sights set on JAY-Z, he is willing to match up against Em.

News of the potential Instagram Live battle comes days after DMX made it known that he’d like to go hit for hit with JAY.

Timbaland and Swizz Beatz launched Verzuz weeks ago, seemingly in response to the coronavirus pandemic as the world began to quarantine. The Instagram Live series spotlights artists as they take turns playing through their discography to see who has a better catalog.

Most recently, Ludacris and Nelly went head to head, while past participants include Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo, Johntá Austin, French Montana, Tory Lanez, Mannie Fresh, Scott Storch, T-Pain, Lil Jon, DJ Premier, RZA, Teddy Riley, Babyface, Ryan Tedder, and Benny Blanco.

Not NYC, not LA.