The hotly anticipated Verzuz battle between r&b legends Ashanti and Keyshia Cole will finally go down later this month.
The stunning songbirds will go head to head on Jan. 21.
The previous showdown was postponed after Ashanti announced that she tested positive for COVID-19.
“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 tring to figure it all out!!!” wrote Ashanti in a note on Instagram ON Dec. 12.
Verzuz also confirmed the sad news, sharing the following update on their platform: “Unfortunately, we have to postpone tonight’s @Ashanti vs @KeyshiaCole #VERZUZ. Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19 beforehand, and we cannot put anyone at risk in the process. First time this has struck us so close to showtime. We apologize to our incredible audience! Get well soon, Ashanti. Wear a mask, stay inside, and take COVID-19 seriously. It’s truly affecting our community.”
Last week, Verzuz revealed that it will be returning to the original format of filming in two separate locations, citing the recent spike in COVID-19 numbers across the country.
“This has been an emotional week,” the platform affirmed. “In addition, as COVID-19 numbers continue to increase, safety is a top priority for us. 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. We’re excited for the next few events, and look forward to getting back to the show in the coming weeks.”