Ashanti Contracted COVID-19 Forces Keyshia Cole’s Verzuz To Be Postponed

Written by on December 14, 2020

Widely anticipated Verzuz clash between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole had to be canceled after Ashanti said she tested positive for the coronavirus. The battle was slated for December 12, but at the last minute, the producers pulled the plug and announced a new date in January. The two heavyweight hip-hop artists were touted by legendary producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz to be one of the biggest ladies night clash. The official Verzuz account said the show was canceled as the battle would have been in person, and if someone was infected, that would not be a good idea. “Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19 beforehand, and we cannot put anyone at risk in the process,” it said. “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. It’s truly affecting our community,” the account added. The stunning Ashanti, 40, said even though she was ready to do the virtually, but that it couldn’t have happened because there would have been technical challenges.

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