Fans anticipating Ashanti and Keyshia Cole square off in a Verzuz battle tonight (December 12) are unfortunately going to have to wait.
The hit-to-hit was reportedly cancelled after Ashanti tested positive for the coronavirus. The virtual event was months in the making, which built huge anticipation for millions of fans.
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Taking to her Instagram account this afternoon, Ashanti posted a text picture announcing the sad news. “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,” she wrote. “I’m actually down to do the verzuz from my house… we’re trying to figure it all out!!!”
A new date for the Verzuz battle has been set for January 9.
Earlier this year, Cole teased the then-potential battle on her Instagram. “My fans sent me this [Timbaland], [Swizz Beatz], [Ashanti]. Is this accurate?” she commented on a post that ranked both her and Ashanti’s hits and even tagged the Verzuz IG account.