Last night, Ashanti and Keyshia Cole finally gave the people want they wanted. After two delays, the icons hit the Verzuz stage (separately and virtually) to battle it out, hit for hit. In true R&B diva fashion, they were both late to the 8 p.m. appointment, leaving over 800,000 fans waiting in anticipation. When Ashanti arrived, however, she did so in good spirits, holding down the fort until Keyshia showed up later. On the other hand, Keyshia’s vibe was so (off?) when she finally decided to come through, that “Keyshia Cole attitude” trended. Keyshia’s DJ (Go DJ Hi-C) said there were technical issues behind the scenes that contributed to Keyshia’s unhappiness … tune in for his explanation here.
Both ladies played (and sang) some of their most celebrated songs, but overall it seems fans agree it was Ashanti who won the night — for multiple reasons.
“Ashanti won. Songs, energy, beauty and the shade,” one fan tweeted.
“Ashanti said ‘nothing but the motherf*cking hits’ with her whole chest. I know that’s right,” another quipped.
More thoughts from social media below.
At this time, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate Ashanti, one of many unforgettable 00s queens. The Long Island beauty BEEN bad…
…and still is. Check out some of her more recent shots below and tune into “2:35 (I Want You)” HERE a new track the singer premiered last night.