It all began at the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press conference in Brooklyn, where Swizz Beatz took to the stage and challenged Timbaland to a beat battle. Swizz also called out the mega-producer for talking shit.
Timbaland responded soon after with a message posted to Instagram. With the theme music of Game of Thrones playing in the background, he accepted. "You have woken up the king," he said.
Fans are, understandably, getting excited for the showdown.
This latest face-off is an outgrowth of Swizz's previous high profile beat battles with other super-producers. Earlier this year Swizzy battled Just Blaze, after which a Timbaland/Pharrell contest was rumored. And of course, back in 2007 Swizz battled Kanye West at Summer Jam.
There has not been a date or location set yet for the Timbo/Swizz battle. Make sure to check back regularly for more information as it becomes available.