As the OG coronavirus and the new coronavirus variant battle to alter life as we know it, and radical nationalists join in on causing further civil unrest and chaos right in the heart of our countries capital, Verzuz has officially postponed the exchange between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole.
The Verzuz battle was originally scheduled for December 12th before being moved to Saturday, January 9th. The first time it was postponed was because Ashanti contracted COVID-19. E-40 and Too $hort instead held a “Legends of the Bay” face-off in December. Ashanti was reportedly down to do Verzuz from quarantine (…as the show was originally intended to be in response to our global pandemic…), but Keyshia Cole wanted to meet up in person. “I want to give you a hug,” Cole told Ashanti at the time. “I want to love on you. I want to sing your songs in front of you. I want you to be there and do the same. I want you to enjoy our flowers. I want to enjoy my flowers, and I want us to be united as one.”
The Verzuz team sent out a message via social media saying, “As much as we enjoy having everyone together in the same room, to protect the artists and everyone who works with us in putting the shows together, we’ll be going back to separate locations for a bit,” they wrote in a statement. “We’re excited for the next few events, and look forward to getting back to the show in the coming weeks.” Verzuz was originally a socially distant production over Instagram Live, but as it took off last summer, the artists began meeting in person. Verzuz added that the Ashanti versus Keyshia Cole Verzuz is now “coming soon.”
In the meantime, feel free to browse the catalogue’s of the RnB divas below!