In the Instagram Live music battle series, Verzuz, started by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, a slew of musicians, music producers and songwriters have provided fans nostalgic memories with their legendary songs. On May 17, folks witnessed rappers Nelly and Ludacris go at it with their popular tracks, while Instagram users deemed both artists a winner.
“Listen, if they want to see it, I ain’t mad,” Ashanti said.
Cole said she was onboard with the battle after fans sent her a song list of her and Ashanti’s hit singles from the 2000s. On Sunday, May 17, the mother of two wrote via Instagram, “My fans sent me this @timbaland @therealswizzz @ashanti @verzuztv is this accurate 😩🤔”
Cole’s fans expressed excitement.
“Let’s do it! 👑 I got my own list but this is 🔥For the culture 🙌🏾🙌🏾”
“Im ready for this Now THIS is a match!!! I will sing EVERY single song”
“Yessss bring it on and they’re both libras!! I love me some Keyshia and Ashanti. I can’t wait to see this happen”
“I’m getting them Jill/Erykah vibes. Would be a dope battle sis I put my money on you tho for sure 💯🔥 Where is the petition to make this happen?”
“Please make this happen!!! Yo THIS is a GREAT battle ❗️You got vibes and hits! I’m down with this!!! These songs are a no brainer. My sis @keyshiacole for the win”
“Let’s gone ahead and put this in the works. Come on Kc, y’all need to do the battle!! I’m wanting this soooooo bad!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽”
Keyshia Cole and Ashanti collaborated with each other in 2012 on Cole’s single “Woman to Woman.”