Alicia Keys and John Legend to Battle It Out in Juneteenth Verzuz Special

Alicia Keys and John Legend are set to face off in what will probably be the most emotive Verzuz battle thus far. The battle will be part of a special Juneteenth celebration on Instagram Live. When a fan reminded Keys to double-check her internet connection before the event, referencing the now-infamous Babyface versus Teddy Riley battle besieged with technical difficulties, Keys tweeted “got you, I swear!” Legend has previously spoken about the possibility of a battle with Keys, agreeing with Nick Cannon in a recent interview that the duel would be “fire.” The Verzuz battle series, started by producer (and Keys’ husband) Swizz Beatz, has taken off during quarantine, featuring match-ups like T-Pain vs. Lil Jon and Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott. The Alicia Keys vs. John Legend battle is set for Friday, June 19, starting at 8 p.m. ET.