Since the coronavirus quarantine has all but shut down live events and large gatherings, social media has been the place to be to get your performance jones satisfied. While the VERZUZ series has been one of the few bright spots to emerge during the global pandemic, it has been largely a boy’s club thing until the announcement that Jill Scott and Erykah Badu will be facing off on Instagram Live next week.
The announcement was made by Femme Fatale and VERZUZ via their respective platforms, giving the friendly audio competition its first all-women head-to-head battle. With immediacy, fans online have taken their positions as the highly anticipated event is just over a week away from happening.
The ladies are colleagues and real-life friends along with being collaborators over the course of their long and successful careers. Both Scott and Badu have straddled the barriers of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Soul across their solid discographies, and have had their voices featured in many hits. Hopefully, the ladies will have their sounds crisp and clear so that the lucky fans on the other end can receive all the good energy and vibes.
The Jill Scott vs. Erykah Badu battle will take place on May 9 at 7PM ET. We’ve got all the reactions from Twitter below.
Jill Scott & Erykah Badu To Face Off In VERZUZ Battle, Nag Champa & Music Twitter Is Lit was originally published on hiphopwired.com
How I’m going to be listening to this Erykah Badu and Jill Scott battle pic.twitter.com/ftEroymDBt— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) May 1, 2020
Fellas pulling up to the Erykah Badu vs Jill Scott battle looking like: pic.twitter.com/JEJW87BpxN— Ace Brav 🐐 (@Ace_Brav) May 1, 2020
Me, showing up to Jill Scott vs. Erykah Badu pic.twitter.com/eLoL03xcgL— Val ✨ (@ThatBKGurl) May 1, 2020
Remember when the Roots did "You Got Me" at Dave Chappelle's Block Party and brought out Jill AND Erykah and they all went to the fourth dimension? https://t.co/dWWFEEeYfB— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) May 1, 2020
Me during the Badu vs. Jill Scott battle. pic.twitter.com/Jz788ClCgf— Dean. (@OmarDeanII) May 1, 2020
jill scott vs. erykah badu?? it’s time. pic.twitter.com/i9IAE8loR2— + (@_wegotthejaz) May 1, 2020
The commentary alone in a Jill Scott x Erykah Badu clash bout to be legendary.— Lawrence Burney (@TrueLaurels) May 1, 2020
Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott May 9. my soul is happy— Hot Girl of Hip-Hop ✨ (@shelbylnstewart) May 1, 2020
🚨VERZUZ🚨— Rare Radar (@Rareradar) May 1, 2020
Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott
May 9 at 7pm EST
Brew your favorite tea & grab ya incense ✨ we’re in for a holistic treat 😩 pic.twitter.com/0M70yz6v1t
I do think Erykah is gonna win overall but man listen, when Jill Scott gets into that Vol. 1 bag.. pic.twitter.com/QsbJsHMFsA— kendra. 🌻 (@kendraxtamia) May 1, 2020