The VERZUZ battle craze has become the breakout entertainment phenomenon of 2020.
Pitting some of music’s most celebrated singers, songwriters, and producers in a song showdown to showcase their biggest hits, the quarantine-inspired exhibit’s not only drawn the likes of Sean Garrett, Babyface, Teddy Riley, and more to participate (click here to see), but also counts big names like Janet Jackson, Brandy, and more among its million of fans.
Now, as the world gears up for the first female battle courtesy of the Jill Scott/Erykah Badu bout showdown on May 9 (click here to read more), EGOT winner John Legend says they may be gearing up to launch the first co-ed duel.
Taking to Nick Cannon‘s Power 106 FM radio show recently, Legend hinted that he and longtime friend/fellow GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys could be considering stepping into the VERZUZ virtual ring.
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“Honestly, if we do it, like a dueling pianos [battle],” he said. “I think [Alicia & I] will. What I do like with the way it’s been going so far is we’re seeing producers and writers, more than just artists. The producers and writers, what’s so cool about it is, maybe you didn’t know that they produced this song. For me and Alicia, you know it’s our songs ’cause we are the front person for them. We were on the radio singing them, but for all of these producers like Teddy [Riley], Babyface, and all these other producers, ‘Oh, I didn’t know they were behind that song.”‘