Brandy and Monica's Verzuz battle has been the most successful Verzuz to date - not just because of the record-breaking 6 million viewers who tuned in, but because it was a cultural moment nearly a decade in the making.
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Verzuz was limited to Instagram Lives between artists who were locked down at home.
Previous battles include Teddy Riley and Babyface, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Brandy and Monica, Ludacris and Nelly and Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
Earlier, Ashanti, 40, shared a message with fans on Instagram suggesting she could still move ahead with the battle.
After Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the battle with Keyshia Cole to be postpone, a new date is scheduled for the new year. "I'm actually down to do the verzuz from my house... we're trying to figure it all out!" "We're trying to figure it all out!"
Ashanti added that she also talked to Cole and they both said they wish they could do it in person and it would be better to postpone.
"Hey y'all I can't believe I'm saying this but I tested positive for COVID-19", she shared with her followers. We're gonna do it for the ladies, [just] how to fellas just did it last week, we are going to do it for the ladies and we're gonna make it a good time.
A new date for the Verzuz battle has been set for January 9.
Ashanti revealed she caught COVID-19 when she hugged a family member, underscoring how contagious the disease is. "It's truly affecting our community".