Music fans have been tuning in to Instagram Live for Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's "Verzuz" battles between some of the biggest stars.
Now that it has become clear that musicians are seeing triple-digit growth in album sales and streams as a result of the battles, dozens of the biggest names in music are clamoring to get in the Instagram ring with each other. Last week, the battle between Babyface and Teddy Riley was so popular that it literally crashed Instagram.
Here are some of the best responses to the announcement.
Some even joked about hoping to see each artist's particular performance styles on Instagram.
I’m team Jill if she simulate performing fellatio in the studio ???? or I’m team Erykah Badu if she do a re-enactment of window seat???? #JillScott
#ErykahBadu ???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/6G3qpDcLJV
— Portmiamimike (@PortMiamiMike) May 1, 2020
me the whole time during the jill scott vs erykah badu battle pic.twitter.com/RhMB7a1tGG
— mya ???? (@myatrin) May 1, 2020
The battle will take place on Instagram Live on May 9.
Fans previously wanted Badu to battle Lauryn Hill, but she quickly shut that down.
I’ll be pulverized .. https://t.co/iERyAArncD
— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 24, 2020
The event is being organized by Femme It Forward, a women's empowerment event company.