On Sunday (July 26), Black Twitter found themselves in a heated debate – Chris Brown vs. Usher. In wake of the ongoing Verzuz battles, fans argued about which of the two singers would come out on top based on their catalogues.
Over the years, both Brown and Usher have put in an extreme amount of work, releasing several albums and winning countless awards. For Mr. Raymond’s part, fans argued that his 2004 Confessions album is not one to be messed with. As for the Indigo singer, he is gearing up for the release of his 10th studio album titled Breezy.
“Why are people trying to compare two artists that aren’t even in the same category music wise? Like Usher and Chris Brown don’t have the same style in their music.... but okay,” one fan questioned.
Another pointed out that both artists have a generational gap between them, which makes the debate difficult. “I am a fan of both, but real talk, Usher inspired everything that Breezy does. Respect for both of them in terms of what they’ve contributed to their respective generations,” the tweet reads.
In light of quarantine, fans have been begging the two musicians to go head to head on Instagram Live. After catching wind of the requests, Brown seemingly issued a response on social media. “Only vs ima do is CHRIS BROWN VS CHRIS BREEZY,” he recently wrote on Instagram. “... not in competition with nobody but myself...❤️.”
Like fans, Busta Rhymes also shared a similar sentiment. “Listen, Usher and Chris Brown got to be it, man. That’s it,” Busta said during an Instagram Live session with Swizz Beatz. “You asking my opinion. I’m giving it to you, big bro. I don’t want to see no Usher and Justin Timberlake. I want to see Usher and Chris Brown.”
Take a look at some of fans’ reactions to the debate below.
Waymint... THEE Usher Raymond that told us "Confessions" and to "Let it burn?" "Seven o'clock in the drop top cruising the streets" Usher? Tell them chirren to go to bed! Ain't nan way! pic.twitter.com/lY1A4GOueN— Amy Czumak (@aczu4) July 26, 2020
Michael Jackson *asked Usher to come on stage— Capitalize the B in Black. (@louboutindom) July 26, 2020
The Jackson Family *asked Usher to sing at the funeral
IheartRadio *asked Usher to perform a tribute
Rock & Roll HOF *asked Usher to to perform a tribute
The Jackson Family *asked Usher to perform at his 60th Birthday Celebration pic.twitter.com/oqhk9VXkvV
When I hear people saying Chris brown can beat usher in a verzuz pic.twitter.com/6sftyMNUjf— the misentanglement of jada (@guswasalu) July 26, 2020
Why are people trying to compare 2 artists that aren’t even in the same category music wise? like Usher and Chris Brown don’t have the same style in their music.... but okayyy pic.twitter.com/9V9u9RDXSf— bean (@beanssecret20) July 26, 2020
(Usher not beating Breezy in a verzuz)— Chronic McClurkin (@RealTweetsOnly) July 26, 2020
Chris has doubled ushers total album sales and has been around 11 years less but they’re not the same era so a battle is stupid there’s an 11 year gap— kj (@kjjpeg) July 26, 2020
I appreciate and am fans of both, but real talk: Usher inspired everything that Breezy does. Respect for both of them in terms of what they’ve contributed to their respective generations. Now when it comes to VOCALS though...Usher all day. Period.— Shonda Brown White (@ShondaBWhite) July 26, 2020