The whole world was lighting incense and craving grits thanks to Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s Verzuz session.

The neo-soul icons logged onto Instagram for what was supposed to be a battle of hits. Instead, it was an intimate kickback between two girlfriends and over 700K viewers. Badu and Scott came out the gate with The Roots’ “You Got Me,” a song special to both singers. The song was written by Scott, but Badu was tapped to sing the commercial version because Scott was unknown at the time.




Badu played the version with her vocals while Scott played a live version she performed with The Roots in 1999. Jilly from Philly revealed the song was the first one she ever wrote. Badu also spilled her own tea when she shared her debut single “On & On” was created to keep Mary J. Blige on her toes.




Another highlight came when Badu’s phone died while she was playing “Tyrone” and Scott responded by playing the song her damn self.

It was three hours of sisterhood and great music, but don’t take our word for it. Check out some of our favorite reactions from Twitter.