Sunday, September 19, 2021

Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown to Face Off in ‘Verzuz’ Battle on July 1

Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown

*Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown are set to face off in an upcoming Verzuz battle. 

The event will go down TONIGHT (July 1) at 8pm ET,  through a partnership with Essence festival. Check out the official announcement via the Twitter embed below. 

You can watch the Sweat Vs Brown bout on VerzuzTV’s Instagram Live, or you can also stream with Triller, the FITE app, Essence IG, and

Co-created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, Verzuz, now in its second season, debuted on Instagram Live last March and music fans have since been treated to battles featuring Snoop Dogg, DMX, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Babyface, Teddy Riley, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Gucci Mane and Jeezy, Ashanti, Keyshia Cole and most recently, Soulja Boy and Bow Wow… to name a few. 

Verzuz was acquired in March by Triller Network, parent company of the Triller app.

READ MORE: Lil Kim Calls for ‘Verzuz’ Battle with Nicki Minaj [WATCH]

Lil Kim says she’s ready to do a Verzuz with Nicki Minaj

The hip-hop legend made the announcement during Sunday’s red carpet at the BET Awards. When asked if she would participate in the popular virtual series Kim quickly responded “yes.” As to who she wants to face off in a battle, she answered “Nicki.”

We previously reproted, Kim and Nicki have famously feuded over the years and it remains unclear if they have settled their beef for good. 

“I’m past that I’m over it,” Kim said of their feud, back in 2018. “She did what she did, until she’s ready, hopefully, God puts it on her mind to do the right thing because she knows what she did.”

Meanwhile, rapper Trina said she’d be down to go head-to-head against Lil Kim. 

“[Lil] Kim is that bitch. Let’s be very clear…When I came into the industry, this is who I looked at, looked up to. This is the lyrics that I recited, this is what made me know that it’s okay to talk that lethal shit…,” she explained during an interview with 103.5 The Beat. 

“Therefore, I would feel like that’s equivalent because Kim is legendary, and she got mad records.”

I[t] won’t even feel like a competition because it’s a family thing,” Trina continued. “I’m probably gonna be so much more engaged in her records than anything cuz it’ll go back to when I first heard her, so I’ll be in my vibe, like fanned out…That’s just what I would say. That’s just my little opinion, but nobody reached out.”

Are you ready for a Brown/Sweat battle? Sound off in the comments. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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