Thursday, June 24

Ashanti Tests Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of Verzuz Battle With Keyshia Cole – Billboard

Around 6:45 p.m. ET, the Verzuz account posted an update: “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. 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.”

The battle was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the Verzuz Instagram page and on Apple Music.

It has been rescheduled for Jan. 9, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

“Yeah, it’s official! The paperwork is IN,” the official Verzuz Instagram had said when announcing the “legendary Ladies Night” with a split image of the R&B singers’ faces earlier in December. “Which Libra you got?!”

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