OK, y’all. We know we’ve been here before a couple of times, but this time, we’re for real. The final time for Keyshia Cole and Ashanti’s Verzuz has been confirmed to be Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. ET. Seriously.
The music platform revealed this news on its Instagram account. In a post that showed a flyer for the event, its caption read: “RAIN, SLEET, HAIL, SNOW LET’S GO. Join us Thursday, January 21st as we kick off the first #VERZUZ of 2021 with @Ashanti and @KeyshiaCole. Thank you everyone for being patient with us. We can’t wait for this magical night with Keyshia and Ashanti!”
The musical battle was actually rescheduled to go down this past weekend. However, with Coronavirus numbers continuing to spike and the unrest in the news cycle, it was put on hold. “This has been an emotional week,” Verzuz’s previous statement read. “In addition, as COVID-19 numbers continue to increase, safety is a top priority for us. 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.”
Fans have been waiting for Cole and Ashanti to duke it out in the Verzuz ring since 2020. However, the first date of Dec. 12 had to be canceled because the former Murder Inc. singer was diagnosed with COVID-19. Luckily, the star recovered in a couple of weeks. “Starting off the new year amazing and COVID free!!!” Ashanti wrote on Instagram Jan. 2. “Got my negative results back [two] days ago!
“Feeling grateful,” she added. “My parents and I got our negative results back right in time to start off the New Year healthy, happy & loved.”
Check out the new and final Verzuz date for the two singers below.