Breaking news brought tonight’s Verzuz battle between R&B singers Keyshia Cole and Ashanti to a screeching hault after Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19.

The singer revealed she’d test positive only hours before the event was schedule to begin.

“Hey y’all I can’t believe I’m saying this but I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m ok and not in any pain. I’m actually down to do the verzuz from my house… we’re tring to figure it all out!!!” Ashanti wrote on Instagram.

Shortly after Ashanti shared the news with fans, the official Verzuz account announced the event would be postponed until January.

“Unfortunately, we have to postpone tonight’s @Ashanti vs @KeyshiaCole #VERZUZ. Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19 beforehand, and we cannot put anyone at risk in the process. First time this has struck us so close to showtime. We apologize to our incredible audience! Get well soon, Ashanti Wear a mask, stay inside, and take COVID-19 seriously,” shared the organizers in an Instagram caption. It’s truly affecting our community.”

The event will now go down on January 9, 2021, and judging by how disappointed fans seemed tonight, they will save the date.

Well wishes to Ashanti on a speedy recovery.


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