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Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown kick off the holiday weekend with epic Verzuz battle

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Surprise! R&B veterans Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown will face off in the next Verzuz battle, set for Thursday, July 1.

The two music icons will go hit-for-hit, playing their classic songs to kick off the July 4th holiday weekend. The drinks will, of course, be provided by Diddy‘s Ciroc vodka. Fans on Instagram are hoping for an old-school reunion between Bobby and New Edition

“It should be Bobby Brown vs. New Edition,” joked one fan in the comments. Another said, “See, now this is my kind of Verzuz.”

The comments on the match-up were divided between fans declaring Bobby “the king of R&B” and others who believe that “Keith Sweat [is] going to win.”

Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown’s Verzuz battle is in partnership with ESSENCE and its virtual ESSENCE Festival of Culture.  The Festival’s first weekend was June 25-27; the second weekend starts Friday, July 2. Viewers at home can watch the battle on, the Triller app, the FITE app, and the Verzuz TV Instagram page tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET. 


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