Wat ah gwan? On Thursday (Jan 21) Night, Keyshia Cole and Ashanti’s highly anticipated Verzuz was supposed to begin exactly at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. punctually, but hundreds of thousands of fans – nearly a million to be exact – tuned in to the IG Live battle, waiting over an hour before it officially And to say that fans on social media weren’t happy about it would be a huge understatement
So daunting was the wait that many wondered if the battle would be postponed a fourth time. Ashanti hit the screen and had her DJ play a few tracks to “warm up” the impatient viral audience while listening to music and telling short stories while she waited for Cole but that wasn’t enough
“Ashanti looks like any woman waiting at the brunch place for her deceased best friend,” said a Twitter user named @ yourdadsfav40 Another added, “Ashanti doesn’t have to have songs when Keyshia pulls up”
Ashanti looks like any woman who is waiting for her deceased best friend at brunch #Verzuz BildTwittercom / wXZVd9WIw8
Earlier this year, Ashanti announced that she was 100% recovered from COVID-19. Her diagnosis prompted her to call off the fight for the first time “Start of the new year amazing and COVID free !!!” She wrote on Instagram Jan 2 “I got my negative results back [two] days ago!
“I am grateful,” she added, “My parents and I got our negative results back in time to begin the healthy and happy &”
Fans have been waiting for this moment for so long “If Keyshia Cole plays Heaven Sent in this Verzuz battle, Ashanti might as well walk off the stage,” one fan tweeted earlier today
Fortunately, the fight for IG Live began and once that happened the fans who were watching got all the feelings almost immediately who do you think will win tonight?
After waiting over a month for this #verzuz, Keyshia and Ashanti have the nerve to be lateTwittercom / gwaPXjuAlD
You’ve been postponing this shit since December. You’re 28 minutes late And you play Miley Fucking Cyrus!?!?! #Verzuz BildTwittercom / Asm9W9oodN
How are you going to have a song called “Always On Time” and show up 55 minutes late? #Verzuz BildTwittercom / 5LXO8fOR39
We when we see Keyshia Cole show up with no gap or red and blonde hair and she had the nerve to be a 1 hour late #verzuz picTwittercom / 3itnGRUqzK
Being 5 minutes late is okay Even 10 But a full 30 ??? You’re not even in the same room you just have to go to the living room #Verzuz picTwittercom / 5VMPP9RSPe
Keyshia Cole, Ashanti
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