Third Time’s The Charm: Ashanti & Keyshia Cole ‘Verzuz’ Sets A New Date

(BILLBOARD) – After two pervious Verzuz dates were forced to postpone due to COVID-19, the battle series has announced a new date for the Ashanti and Keyshia Cole face-off: Thursday, Jan. 21. And they promise that this time, it’s final.

“RAIN, SLEET, HAIL, SNOW LET’S GO … Join us Thursday, January 21st as we kick off the first #VERZUZ of 2021 with @Ashanti and @KeyshiaCole,” a caption on the Verzuz Instagram post reads, next to a photo hyping the “new and final date.” “Thank you everyone for being patient with us. We can’t wait for this magical night with Keyshia and Ashanti!”

An in-person battle was originally set for Dec. 12 but was delayed after Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19. Then the Jan. 9 makeup date was pushed back as well, with Verzuz announcing that the battles would go back to separate locations — just as they had when the series initially took off at the start of lockdown — “as COVID-19 numbers continue to increase.” A new date was not announced at the time.

Viewers can tune in to the rescheduled Ashanti and Keyshia Cole face-off on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the Verzuz Instagram page or via Apple Music.