John Legend and Alicia Keys have been the most recent duo to face off in a ‘Verzuz’ battle, and the 2 R&B legends didn’t disappoint! Simply ask Kerry Washington.
Alicia Keys, 39, and John Legend, 41, simply killed it! Alicia and John have been the most recent duo to go head-to-head in Timbaland and Swizz Beatz‘ (Alicia’s husband, FYI) viral Verzuz battles, they usually have been implausible. During performances of “If I Ain’t Obtained You”, “This Time I Need it All”, and extra of their largest hits LIVE for the world to see on June 19, celebs like Kerry Washington begged them to go on tour collectively. And we hope they do!
The Juneteeth version was introduced by way of the official Verzuz Instagram account on Saturday, June 13. “Let’s rejoice Juneteenth with a particular version #Verzuz! @AliciaKeys vs @JohnLegend on the [piano]‼️ Friday, June 19th | 8PM EST,” the caption learn.
The occasions usually function two artists or producers in the identical style dealing with off in 20-song battle. ’90s legends Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Teddy Riley kicked issues off in April — which was plagued with technical difficulties spawning a number of hilarious memes — and has gone in to incorporate dance corridor artists Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, 112 and Jagged Edge and Nelly and Ludacris, simply to call just a few.
The Instagram Stay occasions have gone on to draw record-breaking viewers numbers on Instagram, drawing the likes of a number of A-Listers like Michelle Obama and Rihanna. The previous first woman couldn’t assist however throw in a tune request to Erykah Badu, begging her to play “Inexperienced Eyes” off her 2000 album Mama’s Gun. “Erykah…there are such a lot of,” Michelle additionally commented when the singer requested what songs followers would need to hear!
Rihanna additionally bought in on the motion when police tried to close down Beenie Man and Bounty Killer’s battle in Jamaica for going previous the nation’s eight p.m. COVID curfew. Describing the occasion as “hectic,” the Barbadian magnificence wrote “inform the police to go hooommeeee” and “come oooonnnn officer” when the occasion was nearly shut down.