The creators of the popular Instagram battle series, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland announced the big news on Saturday, following increasing calls from fans for the singers to face off in the virtual battle. The event will go down August 31 live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Back in May, Monica addressed the possibility of doing a Verzuz battle with Brandy, telling V103 radio, she wanted it to be a “celebration” rather than a battle, and feared the competition would once again cause people to reignite beef rumors.
“I understand the idea of [Verzuz] and I think it’s really, really entertaining and it is an incredible idea,” Monica told V-103. “Now what I do like is it’s kind of turning into a celebration. I can handle a celebration. One thing that has happened to me my whole career is being put against someone else that I’m not even remotely similar to. I think the reality is, us being polar opposites makes it dope.”
Monica and Brandy have some of the most stellar R&B catalogs in the game, and fans understandably freaked out when the Verzuz battle was announced. Check out some of the great reactions below.