“Yeah, it’s official! The paperwork is IN,” the official Verzuz Instagram teased the “legendary Ladies Night” on Friday (Dec. 4), with a split image of the singers’ faces.
The matchup is no surprise for fans, who have been buzzing about the potential pairing since May, when Cole commented under a side-by-side comparison of the duo’s hits. “My fans sent me this @timbaland @therealswizz @ashanti @verzuztv,” she wrote at the time. “is this accurate?”
The matchup marks the fourth female-charged battle, following Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Monica and Brandy, and Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle.
Catch Keyshia Cole and Ashanti’s Verzuz battle on Saturday, Dec. 12 a 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Verzuz’s Instagram page and on Apple Music.