Fans have been waiting a long time for the Ashanti and Keyshia Cole Verzuz battle, but it looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer. Read on to find out what will happen.

Verzuz battles began as a tool of entertainment during the summer while fans were stuck in quarantine. Originating as an Instagram live battle in which artists competed with their best hits to see who comes out on top, they soon became face to face ones too once coronavirus numbers began decreasing.

Fans of Ashanti and Keyshia Cole were first expecting to see the two musical legends compete against one another on December 12th, but Ashanti unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19 before the performance was due to take place.

The battle was rescheduled for January 9th, but it looks like fans will have to wait once more.

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The Verzuz battle has been postponed

Taking to Instagram, Verzuz officially announced that the Ashanti battle will not go ahead as planned, citing recent events and increasing Covid-19 cases as the reason.

“As much as we enjoy having everyone together in the same room, to protect the artists and everyone who works with us in putting the shows together, we’ll be going back to separate locations for a bit. We’re excited for the next few events and look forward to getting back to the show in the coming weeks.”

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Will there be another Ashanti and Keyshia Cole Verzuz battle?

Verzuz described the Ashanti and Keshia Cole Verzuz as “coming soon” at the end of their statement, but didn’t provide a date for when fans can expect that to be.

Of course, this suggests that they do plan to reschedule the battle to another date, but some fans on Twitter have lost hope.

Some fans have lost both hope and interest, telling Verzuz to “keep their battle” in Instagram comments.

Many fans have argued that the battle should go back to its Instagram live roots for the Ashanti battle if being in the same room isn’t possible:

Others however joked that the battle had been postponed in order for Ashanti to avoid losing, as some fans have predicted:

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