Swizz Beatz and Timbaland did what some considered the impossible when they were able to bring Jeezy and Gucci Mane together for the last ‘Verzuz’ battle. Building off of that momentum, the Verzuz series is shifting away from trap music to R&B by matching up Ashanti and Keyshia Cole for the next battle.
After teasing a potential battle back in May, the matchup was finally confirmed on Friday. The upcoming showdown will be the fourth women-only Verzuz. Brandy and Monica followed previous pairings between Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, and Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle.
Brandy and Monica’s battle held all of the Verzuz records until Jeezy and Gucci Mane’s. Brandy and Monica’s Verzuz received over 1.2 million concurrent viewers in addition to the 1.6 million who watched on Apple Music.
Ashanti and Keyshia Cole are scheduled to go toe-to-toe on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.