Iconic producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, who launched Verzuz collectively final yr, went dwell on Instagram, Saturday evening, following D’Angelo’s appearance on the show and admitted that the R&B legend was initially scheduled to compete in opposition to Maxwell. The present would’ve been within the conventional Verzuz format, and brought place on Valentine’s Day, however the plans fell by way of. Instead, the occasion was touted as “D’Angelo & Friends” and featured appearances from Method Man, Redman, and H.E.R.

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“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 stated. “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.”

Check out D’Angelo’s unqiue Verzuz efficiency here.

Recently, Timbaland revealed that the 2 legendary producers have not seen each other in person because the sequence started: “Fun fact me & @therealswizzz haven’t seen each other in person since Verzuz started,” he wrote on Instagram, earlier this week.