On Saturday (Dec. 12), disappointing news broke that Keyshia Cole and Ashanti’s highly anticipated Verzuz was canceled without any reasoning as to why.
This news definitely upset fans. Millions of supporters of the two stars have been asking for an IG Live battle between them for months now. Cole initiated the excitement when she teased a Verzuz showdown with the former Murder Inc. star on Instagram. It was quiet for a while after that until Wednesday Dec. 2 when the “Love” singer confirmed that she would, indeed, be going head to head with someone on Verzuz. “How are you guys LONG TIME NO HEAR!!!” she wrote on social media. “Verzuz BATTLE OTW.” It wasn’t confirmed until a couple of days later that her opponent would be Ashanti.
Soon after news of the Verzuz cancellation broke, Ashanti took to IG to reveal why the event wasn’t happening after all. She posted a message that read, “Hey y’all. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m OK and not in any pain. I’m actually down to do the Verzuz from my house…we’re trying to figure it out.” Take a look at that note below.
This situation is very reminiscent of when Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Teddy Riley had to reschedule their Verzuz a couple of times earlier in the year. The first time was because Edmonds tested positive for Coronavirus and the second time was due to Riley’s many technical difficulties.
So, it looks like we’ll have to wait another day to see an epic showdown between the two R&B legends. We’re glad that Ashanti isn’t in any type of pain, however, and we’re wishing her a speedy recovery not only so she can give us a Verzuz we’ve all been waiting for, but for her own well being.