Babyface vs Teddy Riley Instagram Live battle was interrupted by technical glitch and fans are disappointed
It was Teddy Riley vs Kenny Edmonds aka Babyface's time to go head to head in an Instagram Live Battle and but a technical glitch made it impossible for the duo to face-off.
The live battle trend was started by Swizz Beats and Timbaland after they had done an IRL stage version of a song producers/performers clash at Summer Jam in 2018. Both of them came together to reinstate the battles, this time on a virtual stage amid the pandemic and it started with them going beat for beat against each other last month. The producers then called out to other pairs to battle it out including French Montana vs Tory Lanez, Mannie Fresh vs Scott Storch, Ryan Tedder vs Benny Blanco, T-Pain vs Lil Jon amongst others.
Musician Bobby Brown had put up a post which was also reposted by Swizz Beats reading, "Oh shit its about to really go down like this? Tell you what Babyface Teddy Riley. Its going to be an epic battle. I have worked with both producers, both writers.I dont have a choice who is goin to win this one. This battle is epic. This battle defines music of my generation, generations from the past, generations to come. So you guys fight fair, gloves off. Let me see what you got," mentioned Brown in the video.
P Diddy also wished them the best for the battle in a social media post.
The viewership of the battle reached a record 400k viewership. However, the battle was interrupted due to technical issues and fans were very disappointed.
"Disappointed with the #babyface #teddyriley technical difficulties tonight but it happens - maybe a test run would have been good to try - anyway will be back to hear again when rescheduled #verzuz" wrote a fan on Twitter.
The difficulty was from Ted's end. Fans were calling him out for being "extra" by having a large group in his studio to help him go big and add a lot of production value, all of which yielded nothing but caused technical difficulties according to fans. "We waited 2 weeks to see this live. Now we gotta wait more because someone decided to be hella extra? #TeddyRileyVsBabyface #VERZUZ" wrote a fan.
"#VERZUZ Do y'all know everything me, my wife, my family did to enjoy tonight? Disappointed for sure." wrote another. "Your sound is fucked up. I didnt wait all day for this bullshit. Fix it or tell babyface he won" wrote another exasperated fan on Ted's profile.
Babyface seems like a clear winner here as far as his response to Ted having so many people in the room went. He mentioned that he was alone, chilling by himself, practicing social distancing, a direct swipe at Ted Riley who had so many people around him.
"Even when he throws shade, BabyFace is so damn cool and calm. Fuck. “We’ll i’m here by myself...ya know practicing social distancing.” Yes Teddy, that was a shot about your 11 person band. Attempt #3 tbd." wrote a fan.
The battle, that was about to commence at 10:30 pm was shelved due to the technical glitch, confirmed Babyface in this video.