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“It’s fixed”: Tonight’s Verzuz will be free after all, says Swizz Beatz

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After fans took to social media to complain, tonight’s scheduled Valentine’s Day Verzuz featuring Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild will be free after all.

The Triller Network acquired Versuz last year, and the battle had initially been announced as being available solely via Triller’s paid platform, instead of for free on Instagram Live, where it began.  In the comments for an Instagram post promoting the event, unhappy fans wrote, “Ain’t nobody paying for this,” “This not being on IG is tragic” and “You got pay to watch this one? Nope I’m good.” 

Another comment read, “I won’t be watchin yall have to monetize every dam thing just take happiness outta every freakin thing.”

But Verzuz co-founder Swizz Beatz has now announced that the event, which starts at 8:30 p.m. ET, will be free and available on Instagram, just as it’s always been.

“I was out the country don’t ask me who did it, it’s fixed,” he wrote on Instagram. “See y’all rite here tonight on insta @verzuztv. Who y’all rocking with @anthonyhamiltonofficial or @musiqsoulchild? You can also watch in HD on”

Swizz Beatz also announced the news on Twitter, for anyone who missed it, while the latest post on the Verzuz Instagram account says, “We heard you! You can watch TONIGHT’S #VERZUZ with Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild on a platform that is convenient to you!”

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