Watch: Jennifer Hudson Reveals She’s Willing to Do #VERZUZ Against Fantasia

Published: Thursday 5th Aug 2021 by Rashad

With just a week separating fans of Aretha Franklin from the August 13 premiere of her big screen biopic, ‘Respect’ (click here to watch the trailer), the film’s star – Academy & GRAMMY Award-winning songstress Jennifer Hudson – is pounding the promo pavement something serious in its support.

Tackling screen, print, Web, and radio, the ‘Spotlight’ singer is leaving few stones unturned as she shines a spotlight on the life and times of one of music history’s most celebrated figures.

And while the bulk of her interview topics have ranged from personal memories with the Queen of Soul to tackling Franklin’s legendary songs, Hudson’s also made headlines for her comments on unrelated, yet equally sizzling topics.

Case in point? ‘VERZUZ.’


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While chatting it up at V103 Atlanta recently, J.Hud was quizzed about her thoughts on the wildly popular ‘VERZUZ’ platform.  After expressing her appreciation of the cultural phenomenon, she was asked if she would participate in a hit-for-hit duel with fellow ‘American Idol’ alum Fantasia.

‘That’s a dope idea,’ Hudson said before later continuing, ‘that’s a beautiful idea; maybe one day we can make that happen.’

Later in the video (as captured by our friends at TSR), the ‘Walk It Out’ singer walked through her list of ‘VERZUZ’ wishlist participants.  Click PLAY above to hear it.

At writing, Fantasia has yet respond to the report.

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  1. Farrahs Luggage August 5, 2021

    🤣😂 Jennifer you do not want that smoke. You don’t have the hits RJ go against Fanny. “When I see you” alone destroys every one of your songs.

    • The Drag Queen August 5, 2021


  2. The Drag Queen August 5, 2021

    Lol laughable chile…
    I love me some JHud but this would be like charity work for Fantasia, who’s hits go for miles in comparison to JHud.
    Aside from the oscar win and DreamGirls being the signature role of her career, Jennifer is slightly overrated tbh and frank.
    She only outshined Fantasia due to making smart career choices and navigating the opportunities given to her better.
    Fantasias downfall appears to be low class men who do nothing for her career or growth but sheesh…the girl is talented asf though.

  3. Musiqlovah August 5, 2021

    Let me start off by saying Fantasia is my favorite artist as of now, so there is definitely no hate in my response, only realism.
    I think that would be a dope idea, but honestly speaking, both ladies don’t have enough body of work to do a 20 round session. They would have to get creative with the concept. Some crafty work-around would be to work in some of their American Idol performances. Also, utilize the pending Aretha movies and have both ladies do a couple of rounds singing Aretha tracks. And followed it with some of their album cuts. Tasia got like 10 jams that everyone is familiar with. I think Jen should have same.
    A Verzuz that honors their music, their idol performances, and some Aretha jamz

    • eric August 5, 2021

      Legally, they probably can’t do that, because Jen is under contract with the studio and movie distributor.

    • B2B August 5, 2021

      Jennifer doesn’t have enough but Fantasia does

  4. Tori August 5, 2021

    Jennifer, you only have TWO hits- “Spotlight” and “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”. You can’t even introduce the artist in Versus. Fantasia has hits and album cuts, sit this one out Effie.

  5. XYZ August 5, 2021

    So its Spotlight and i am telling you against Tasias catalogue? Good luck

    • Clarks0o00ñ August 5, 2021

      Think like a man
      If this isnt love
      Trouble with Iggy azalea
      Where u at

      • Champ August 5, 2021

        No one knows these songs…..

  6. stan August 5, 2021

    jennifer hudson’s catalog is mostly cover songs, so… how’s that going to work, exactly?

  7. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 5, 2021

    Two jumbo da elephants are battling😂🤣😂🤣 🐘 🐘

  8. Lmfao_Hoe August 5, 2021

    I got money on Fantasia 🤷🏽‍♀️ I mean I know this is technically speaking celebrating the two but Jennifer catalog isn’t much especially compared to Fantasia unbiased

  9. Wishbone August 5, 2021

    Jennifer you’re delusional babe. You don’t have the catalogue to go against Fantasia.

    I Believe
    Truth Is
    Free Yourself
    Hood Boy
    Aint Gon Beg You
    Baby Mama
    Doing Me
    Man Of The House
    Collard Greens And Cornbread
    Without Me
    Lose To Win
    Sleeping with The One I Love

    Plus COUNTLESS deep cuts from her albums….. JHud could never compete.

  10. B2B August 5, 2021

    Hell no! Fantasia and Keyshia Cole should’ve went against each other. They ran R&B in the 2000s —— love you Jhud but you just don’t have enough records and even if you did, Fantasia’s first album is a classic. Back 2 Me classic! Side Effects of you is phucking classic!!

  11. Ace Blanks August 6, 2021

    Sadly J HUD don’t have nearly enough hits to battle Fantasia!!!! Fantasia got hits on top of hits on top of hits!!!!! I can’t even think of any from J HUD other than Spotlight and Think Like A Man. That’s only 2. Fantasia got ENDLESSSSSSS! Plus she from NC like me so I’m definitely team Fannie!

  12. Your Name August 6, 2021

    This wouldn’t be a fair matchup. JHud has Spotlight, If This Isnt Love and AIATYING. When JHud is mentioned you don’t think of her music. My mind automatically goes to her strong voice, acting and other endeavors. Fantasia is R&B royalty regardless of what y’all say about her. She has hits. JHud does not.

  13. What? August 10, 2021

    Delusional Fantasia stans who think she has all these hits. LMAOOO!!! She doesn’t even have morerthan 5 that can be classified as hits, if that. Yea and Jennifer doesn’t have the catalogue because she is too busy making movies, tv shows, on Broadway and making moves to be in the studio. Fantasia has more than double albums than her, and she is still is nowhere near Jennifer Hudson career wise. Sit down.

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