Ashanti or Keyshia Cole, who won Verzuz battle? Angry fans fight over winner: 'Keyshia had time to pay WiFi bill'
Ashanti and Keyshia Cole has finally gone against each other in a much-awaited Verzuz battle
The long-overdue Verzuz TV battle between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole has finally streamed on Verzuz's Instagram account on January 21. The duo's Verzuz match was postponed twice due to Covid-19, and fans were not too pleased with such delays. However, to amaze everyone, Ashanti and Cole have finally got down on Verzuz TV to have their online battle.
The January 21 event at Verzuz marked the fourth women-led showdown. In May, Cole, 39, suggested she was open to going head-to-head with Ashanti, 40, but things did not fall into the right pieces due to Ashanti's health issues.
Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole's Verzuz delay
Ashanti and Cole were all set to go up against each other in December 2020, but the 'Always on Time' singer revealed she tested positive for Covid-19 just a couple of hours before her online battle.
Shanti shared the news with her Instagram followers where she posted a text image with no caption. The text image 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.” The singer indicated that she was trying to join from her home, but the official Verzuz Instagram account announced that they are postponing the said event, citing the rising Covid-19 numbers.
"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."
Funniest memes after Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole's Verzuz
Ashanti and Cole's fans have taken to social media handles to share their excitement for the online event. One user wrote, "Ashanti and Keyshia Cole better make sure this VERZUZ get done today."
Meanwhile, another user wrote, "Ashanti got 4 hits without features!! Yall better stop playing with the girl Keyshia!!!" When Ashanti sang JLo's songs, one fan tweeted, "Lmfao Ashanti said “Shout Out to J. LO” the scream I just let out y’all."
Poking fun at the delay caused due to WiFi, one fan posted, "Keisha had this whole time to pay for that wifi bill and to get the new phone." Picking their own winners, one said, "Ashanti wonnnnnnnnn in my eyes," and another posted, "I loved Ashanti's energy tonight #Verzuz."
One posted, "Keyshia knew every Ashanti song but Ashanti didn’t know every keyshia songs and that should tell you who the winner was. Night night." And another shared a meme: "Ashanti when it’s Keyshia turn #Verzuz."
Ashanti and Keyshia Cole better make sure this VERZUZ get done today— Dee Holt ❄️ ➏ (@D_1andOnly_) January 21, 2021
Ashanti got 4 hits without features!! Yall better stop playing with the girl Keyshia!!!— The Casual Sex Captain (@jiggyjayy2) January 21, 2021
#Verzuz keisha had this whole time to pay for that wifi bill and to get the new phone .— LavishKayla (@KaylaLavish) January 22, 2021
Keyshia knew every Ashanti song but Ashanti didn’t know every keyshia songs and that should tell you who the winner was. Night night— rah (@ohnoameerah) January 22, 2021
Music producer Timbaland, who was recently in the news for allegedly music sampling, created Verzuz TV alongside Swizz Beatz.
The Live streaming was introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic as a virtual DJ battle where viewers see two music icons, predominantly from R&B and hip-hop culture, where they highlight their work in two 10-song rounds during a three-hour session.
Verzuz began streaming on March 24, 2020, and as of now, several noteworthy music icons have participated in the online battle. Verzuz Season 1 part 1 included online battles between Swizz Beats going against Timbaland, The Dream vs Sean Garrett, French Montana vs Tory Lanez, T-Pain vs Lil Jon, among others.
Part 2 featured Kirk Franklin vs Fred Hammond, Alicia Keys vs John Legend, DMX vs Snoop Dogg, Brandy vs Monica, and others. Verzuz Season 2 had matches between Jeezy and Gucci Mane, E-40 going against Too Short, where Jeezy and E-40 both were announced respective winners.