The battle will take place on Thursday July 1 (AKA Bobby Bonilla Day) as part of the virtual Essence Festival of Culture.
"SURPRISE CELEBRATION!! See y’all THURSDAY!! @KeithSweat vs @KingBobbyBrown," VERZUZ revealed on Instagram. "We’re honored to partner with ESSENCE to bring you this special #VERZUZ THURSDAY, July 1st, 5PM PT / 8PM ET Watch in the @triller app, on your TV with the @fitetv app, or here on @verzuztv 💜 WATCH ON @ESSENCE or ESSENCE.COM Drinks by @Ciroc #ESSENCEFEST."
Bobby Brown can pull from his extensive solo career as well as his New Edition days, and Keith Sweat will pull from his New Jack History as well.
The beef between the two goes back a decade, but Verzuz has a history of bringing people together. Hip hop fans are treated to an evening of entertainment and nostalgia.
Unfortunately, one Verzuz that won’t be happening is Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton. The official Verzuz Twitter had to dispel the rumors after fans began circulating a fake flyer that advertised an upcoming battle.
The series is sure to host some exciting face-offs in the near future, whether one will be between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim, only time will tell.