*Now that the Verzuz music battle series on Instagram Live is now “on the map” thanks to the reaction to producers Teddy Riley and Babyface, it’s only fitting that the next round features two heavyweight females.
Today (May 1), Swizz Beatz used IG to inform the world that the “Queens of Neo-Soul” — Erykah Badu and Jill Scott — will go head-to-head in the virtual series’ next installment. The event is sponsored by Femme It Forward, the branch of Live Nation that spotlights the entertainment industry’s most creative female visionaries through various experiences.
“It’s time for the Queens to represent,” Swizz announced. “[Erykah Badu] vs [Jill Scott]. The paperwork is in, [Timbaland]. Shout out [Femme It Forward]. Let’s go May 9th, the day before Mother’s Day.”
Earlier this week, fans floated the possibility of a matchup between Badu and Lauryn Hill. While flattered, the Dallas-native responded saying that she felt like she would be “pulverized” if put up against Hill, reports BET.com.
Oh yeah, there’s this. Madame Badu has been busy with her apocalyptic “Quarantine Concert Series,” which has been a hit amongst fans.
Good call Verzuz folks (Swizz/Timbaland). We, like a lot of fans, are looking forward to this battle as well.
The Verzuz battle between Erykah Badu and Jill Scott goes down on Saturday, May 9 at 7pm Eastern. Follow using #FemmeItForward.