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‘They Would Break the Internet’: Chris Brown Shocks Fans Saying He Would Battle Usher in Verzuz After Originally Saying He Wouldn’t Do It

It’s been only a few days since Mario and OmarionVerzuz” (with the pre-show done by Ray J, Bobby Valentino, Sammie, and Pleasure P), brought in over 5 million views over seven platforms. Still, people are talking about how R&B took over the night and unearthing a conversation about the battle competition that seemed to be far gone: When are Chris Brown and Usher going head to head?

Fans have been asking for Brown to battle against his musical big-brother Usher in a “Verzuz” contest since the early days of the Instagram phenomenon. However, in the past, the chart-topper has been hesitant to take on the challenge.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Recording Artists Usher and Chris Brown attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

However, in a recently dropped interview with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, the “Fine China ” singer revealed he is actually open to participating in a “Verzuz” with Usher if all of the ducks were lined up in a perfect row.

While promoting his newly released album, “Breezy,” he stopped by the hit show to give fans a peek into his perfectly bleached head.

N.O.R.E. brought out the subject saying, “That’s been like a debate, ‘Who Chris Brown could battle on Verzuz?’”

“I know what the consensus is,” the Grammy Award winner said. “I’m a fan of they music too. So, when I hear some of they music … I am like ‘ooo.’”

Peeping that the artist was speaking in code, the host asked, “When you say ‘they,’ who you talking about?”

“Well, it’s only ‘the,’ it’s not even a ‘they,’” says Breezy. “They want me and Usher to do it.”

“It only makes sense, but it gotta make more sense. Like, I wanna celebrate him and his life, just as much as celebrating my stuff,” the crooner explained.

Still understanding it is a competition, he said, “I can’t act like he ain’t a pioneer. I think it would be something good for the fans, but it would have to just make sense for both of us … you know … I’m saying ’cause I got hella songs.”

This is a radical reversal from his position just two years ago, when he said “What we not gone do is CAP. I could do a vs off features alone. So, I’ll humbly decline. I’m busy doing nothing.”

Fans were shocked and responded, seeming to be ready for the battle.

“Ok. Usher has been waiting for the ok.”

“They are the only ones that could go head-to-head they both got hits!!!”

“This is one I’d tune in for. Hard to pick a winner.”

“They would break the internet”

“Oohhh sshhiiiiiii it’s on!!”

One person commented on how humble the “Freaky Friday” artist appeared to be, saying, “I love the fact he respects the ones that came before him. If it wasn’t for Ppl like James Brown there would be no Michael Jackson and if not for MJ there would be no Usher and then came Chris. They all played their parts and elevated the game.”

But not all people are with it. Some believe because of the age gap a battle between the two will be like mixing apples and oranges.

One person expressing outrage wrote on the internet, “Two different eras!” and another said, “I just don’t like the pairing.”

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