The long-anticipated Verzuz showdown between R&B singers Ashanti and Keyshia Cole has been postponed once again.
“This has been an emotional week. In addition, as COVID-19 numbers continue to increase, safety is a top priority for us,” read a statement from the Verzuz team. “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.”
The two icons were originally slated to battle on December 12, but Ashanti had to reschedule after she contracted 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 trying to figure it all out!!!” she wrote.
The event was then rescheduled for Jan. 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
In announcing the second pushback, the Verzuz team said “We’re excited for the next few events, and look forward to getting back to the show in the coming weeks.” See the announcement below.
— Verzuz (@verzuzonline) January 8, 2021