R&B fans may finally be getting what they’ve been clamoring for. On Wednesday (Dec. 2), Keyshia Cole returned to Instagram with a big announcement.
“How are you guys LONG TIME NO HEAR!!!” the “Love” singer wrote. “Verzuz BATTLE OTW.”
Fans immediately flooded Cole’s comments and sounded off on Twitter who they think she will compete against. Several social media users are leaning toward a Keyshia Cole and Ashanti face-off, especially since the pair has teased battling each other in the past.
Back in May, Cole stoked the rumors by sharing a fan-made Instagram post that compared her and Ashanti’s hits.
“My fans sent me this — Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Ashanti. Is this accurate?” she wrote, also tagging the official Verzuz account.
Then, during Snoop Dogg and DMX’s July showdown, Cole appeared in the comments to egg Ashanti on.
“Was good,” she addressed the “Foolish” songstress, which many fans took as a Verzuz challenge.
Ashanti also shared her potential interest during an interview with Fat Joe. When her former collaborator floated the idea of a Verzuz with Cole, Ashanti replied, “Listen, if they want to see it — I ain’t mad.”
Cole and Ashanti last worked together in 2012 on their hit, “Woman To Woman.” Both songstresses released their breakout hits in the early 2000’s.
“Maan Ashanti versuz Keyshia Cole is definitely going on the big screen in my living room!” one fan tweeted. “I need that!”
Besides Ashanti, Instagram users also guessed that Cole could go up against Fantasia, K. Michelle or Teyana Taylor. Regardless of whom Cole ends up battling, it’s clear fans are excited to celebrate her music on Verzuz.
“All Keyshia Cole have is hits!! Don’t play with her,” one person tweeted.
“Keyshia Cole with the red and blonde hair was an era that I’ll forever stan,” wrote another.
Check out Cole’s Verzuz announcement and some of the best reactions on Twitter below.
Keyshia Cole : “ But I guess it was all just make believe “— A Real $moove Production (@Jayl0n1k) December 3, 2020
7 Year Old Me : pic.twitter.com/8FeGzDmFX9
Keyshia Cole and Diddy working together in the studio will always be legendary pic.twitter.com/H4HKeRuZMH— A Real $moove Production (@Jayl0n1k) December 3, 2020
Keyshia Cole with the red and blonde hair was an era that I’ll forever stan— Zuri W (@zuriw_king) December 3, 2020
Me when Keyshia Cole singing “I Changed My Mind” pic.twitter.com/p3F0IZFkUq— GLOCK LESNAR ♀️ ✨ (@KOOKIIE_KRISP) December 3, 2020
Keyshia Cole music had every girl on the block like pic.twitter.com/h71i0tSjmm— Marceline the Kush Queen ✨ (@Kush_Unicorn) December 3, 2020
All Keyshia Cole have is hits !! Don’t play with her— Babydoll...❤️ (@fuckyu_Hoee) December 3, 2020
Maan Ashanti versuz Keyshia Cole is definitely going on the big screen in my living room! I need that!— icebaby.. ♂️ (@_iceserenity13) December 3, 2020
Keyshia Cole gave us many a look too while we on her music. That red & blond?? The heaven sent cut? I Remember?? Hair was always on 10. pic.twitter.com/MwrIGHkAdB— TheMelanatedIntrovert (@JustUrAvgTab) December 3, 2020
A lot of y’all are too young too know how dominant Keyshia Cole was on the airwaves. Her music was played everywhere. Those were good times. pic.twitter.com/LbNgN41vcD— Shamar English (@english_shamar) December 3, 2020
Ever since Keyshia Cole got her gap closed her music ain’t been the same— Tionna (@Tee_Tionna) December 3, 2020
Keyshia Cole just got on live and said she has a Verzuz battle coming up. I’m finna cry— December 6 ♐️ ✨ (@___ErinLindsey) December 3, 2020