Fans had the funniest reactions to the canceled Ashanti and Keyshia Cole’s Verzuz
Fans had so much to say after the musical showdown was canceled because of Ashanti’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
R&B fans were all dressed up and ready for the Ashanti and Keyshia Cole Verzuz battle that was scheduled to take place on Saturday (Dec. 12) night. Rumors began to surface on social media in the afternoon that the musical showdown between the R&B divas would be canceled, and fans immediately started sharing their reactions on Twitter.
For a lot of fans, the battle was supposed to be the highlight of their weekend and soon they saw their plans come crashing down after it was confirmed that the show would be postponed after Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19—and fans weren’t pleased.
Since the battle was announced earlier this month, fans were looking forward to a night full of music and watching along the singers exchanging the stories and histories behind their biggest songs. Many shared their plans and what outfits they would be wearing to watch the battle, and some fans complained that the Verzuz was going to be the best part of their weekend.
Others planned viewing parties and gatherings with their loved ones to watch what would have been an epic battle, despite the ongoing pandemic.
Once the news broke and it was officially confirmed that the two songstresses weren’t going head to head, the singers’ fans were emotional and made sure they shared their feelings with the world.
Ashanti took to Instagram to reveal why the event didn’t take place. She posted a message that read, “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 out.” Some people couldn’t help but express their frustrations and were quick to criticize Ashanti’s decisions that led to the cancelation, with some saying that her recent trips led to her diagnosis—which she later denied on Instagram Live.
While some were disappointed to hear that the show was rescheduled for Jan. 9, others demanded that the singers continued the battle from their respective homes via Instagram Live the way the Verzuz battles were done initially.
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait another month before they get to watch the two R&B legends go head to head. But, not too long. Verzuz officially announced that the new date will be on Saturday, Jan. 9. and wished Ashanti a speedy recovery. “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,” the Instagram post read. “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.”
Check out some more hilarious tweets about the postponed Ashanti and Keyshia Cole Verzuz below.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
On Oct. 10, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University.
The Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour made its final stop at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) and left a lasting impact on students and alumni alike.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
After unveiling their state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University, Walmart brought the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to Virginia State University (VSU) on Oct. 13.
Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour brings attention and wisdom to North Carolina Central University
On Oct. 17, Walmart brought the third stop of the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
In October, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University. The HBCU located in Wilberforce, OH was the first stop on Walmart’s Black and Unlimited HBCU Tour.
Groovey Lew on hip hop style, Johnell Young's industry secrets, BGS salon's wig mastery and more | 'Black Girl Stuff'
Fashion King Groovey Lew on masterminding hip-hop’s most iconic looks. Actor Johnell Young reveals the secret to breaking into the entertainment industry. Celebrity hairstylist Dontay Savoy and got2B ambassador Tokyo Stylez are in the BGS Salon with the perfect wig install. Plus, comedian Lauren Knight performs.
On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!
Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!
Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'
On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!
This is the inspiring story of Karen Washington, a pioneering urban farmer who has been revolutionizing urban spaces by transforming them into vibrant community gardens and educational hubs. Sponsored by State Farm.
Lauren London sparks conversation on how Black parents unintentionally give kids negative outlook on money
At the live taping of “Assets Over Liabilities” at REVOLT WORLD, Lauren London opened up about how witnessing the financial decisions adults made during her childhood fueled her outlook on money.
“Every time I’m in trouble, it’s been Black men that have come to my aid,” Madam DA Fani Willis said at REVOLT WORLD while speaking on the stereotype that they are not dependable or worth dating.