Ashanti or Keyshia Cole, who will win the Verzuz battle? Here's how to live stream on Instagram and Apple Music

It's hardly a surprise that the event has been billed as 'a legendary Ladies Night'... Aren't you excited to see the two perform?

                            Ashanti or Keyshia Cole, who will win the Verzuz battle? Here's how to live stream on Instagram and Apple Music
Ashanti and Keyshia Cole (Getty Images)

Timbaland and Swizz Beat's 'Verzuz' rap battle will, for its next episode, feature artists Ashanti and Keyshia Cole as they go head to head with each other in the Apple Music show. It's hardly a surprise that the event has been billed as "a legendary Ladies Night". Aren't you excited to see the two pitted against each other?

Last time, Gucci Mane and Jeezy broke all records with their battle. Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole might be a much less dramatic affair but there might be a huge dilemma as fans equally love both of them. In fact, Keyshia Cole even tweeted: "It’s ok to love us both!!! I approve this message!!!!"



Here's all you need to know about the upcoming live event.

Date and Time

The official Twitter handle of the show wrote, "Yeah, it’s official! The paperwork is IN. It’s a legendary Ladies Night on Saturday, December 12th with Ashanti and Keyshia Cole. Which Libra you got?! Saturday, December 12th, 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. Watch on our IG or in HD on @AppleMusic. Drinks by @Ciroc Merch by @NTWRKLIVE"



It'll be streamed live on December 12 at 5 PM PT and 8 PM ET 

Where to watch?

The episode can be streamed live on Apple Music and Instagram. Do you have a Spotify subscription? If yes, then skip Apple Music and click on the LIVE button on the Verzuz IG account. It will direct you to the individual artists' accounts and you can watch it there. 

Keyshia Cole (Getty Images)



The official Verzuz Cheat Sheet: Ashanti x Keyshia Cole reads: "On Saturday, December 12, the Verzuz battle series hosts a pair of women who have contributed as much as anyone to the canon of modern-day R&B. Keyshia Cole and Ashanti are superstars with catalogs that have chronicled just about every phase of romantic relationships — the ups, the downs, all the messiness in between. Within their respective catalogs are also an exorbitant number of songs that have compelled fans to test the very limits of their own singing ability. Sound crazy?"

It continues, "Over the course of careers that span the past two decades, both Keyshia and Ashanti have sewn their names into the fabric of contemporary R&B. Watch them go off on December 12 in the manner of their 2012 duet — 'Woman to Woman' — and get reacquainted with their hits on the official Keyshia Cole x Ashanti playlist, curated by Apple Music host Lowkey.

Packed with 83 songs and a duration of 5 hours and 35 minutes, you can check out the tracklist here.

Keyshia Cole and Ashanti (Getty Images)


Ashanti or Keyshia Cole, who will win?

First discovered as a teenager, Ashanti signed to Murder Inc in 2002. She was then featured on Fat Joe's 'What's Luv?' and Ja Rule's 'Always on Time'. Interestingly, both of the tracks became two of the biggest hit songs of 2002. What's more, she soon clinched the top two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously when 'Foolish' and 'What's Luv?' were at numbers one and two, respectively. She has eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Contemporary R&B Album in her kitty.

Ashanti Douglas (Getty Images)


Back in 2005, Keyshia Cole released her debut album, 'The Way It Is' which featured 'Never', 'I Changed My Mind', '(I Just Want It) To Be Over', 'It Should Have Cheated', and 'Love'. Certified gold, it went on to sell over 1.6 million copies. In 2007, Cole released her second album 'Just Like You' and it peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. Her third album, 'A Different Me' debuted at #2 on Billboard 200 in 2008 and her fourth 'Calling All Hearts' reportedly sold over 400,000 copies in the US. Sadly, Cole's fifth album 'Woman to Woman' (2012) and sixth album 'Point of No Return' (2014) tanked in terms of sales. 

Can Keyshia Cole beat Ashanti in the Verzuz battle? Who do you think will win? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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