It’s been greater than a month for the reason that final Verzuz battle, one which occurred between Keyshia Cole and Ashanti. While the platform made its return on Saturday evening, the foundations had been a little bit bit totally different this time round. Rather than a matchup between two artists, legendary R&B singer D’Angelo took the stage for what turned extra of a livestream live performance. It wasn’t a wholly solo affair, nonetheless, because the singer promised the looks of some “friends” which turned out to be HER, Method Man, and Redman. While the present was positively an satisfying one, it wasn’t the plan from the beginning.
Once D’Angelo’s Verzuz concluded, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland hopped on Instagram Live to recap the occasion and it was right here that Swizz revealed the battle was imagined to be D’Angelo towards Maxwell and happen on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, the plans fell by way of.
“That didn’t work out…the fact that D’Angelo was still ready to go…and motivated, we had to celebrate him…no matter who was on stage with him,” Swizz mentioned. “We had to celebrate that king because, as you can see, those songs that he played tonight, man, that’s real music and this is celebrational stage…and we couldn’t play around with him. We had to let him get his garden because he showed up and showed out.”
You can watch Swizz’s feedback above.