Watch Erykah Badu v Jill Scott “Verzuz” Battle on Instagram as Michelle Obama requests song
Erykah Badu v Jill Scott “Verzuz” Battle on Instagram Live as Michelle Obama requests song and cheers them on. The battle between former tourmates happened with two classic albums, Baduizm and Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 on display.
Earlier this month, Swizz Beats & Timbaland made the official announcement that the Queens of R&B/Neo-Soul, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott, were going head-to-head as the first women to enter the “Verzuz” battle series, just in time for Mother’s Day Weekend.
Michelle Obama to Lil Kim and Tyler The Creator tuned in as they ladies went song-for-song in a battle that drew an audience of over 700,000 people.
The former First Lady kept the loving going in the comments section, and even tagged husband Barack Obama during Jill’s track “Whenever You’re Around,” which was released back in 2007. “Thank you ladies! Take us back!” she wrote at one point, throwing in fire, dancing and star emojis throughout the historic live event! Michelle proved she’s a diehard fan of both legendary artists, even commenting “classic” during Jill’s 2000 tune “Honey Molasses.”
Jill Scott had a pretty simple setup, while Erykah Badu opted to have a continuous montage of Bruce Lee’s action sequences as her backdrop.