Where to begin...
Last night, R&B legends Teddy Riley and Babyface were set to participate in a Verzuz battle on Instagram. Timbaland and Swizz Beatz created the friendly competition as a way to give back to fans during this time. The Riley/Babyface battle competition was highly publicized on social media and fans turned in to see their favorites perform.
What followed was a glorious and hilarious night on social media, particularly Black Twitter. The event was highlighted by Toni Braxton's tweets documenting the fiasco.
Some of her tweets (definitely go to her page and check it out):
Oh wow this is gonna be lit https://t.co/JayyWrsT6O— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) April 19, 2020
Teddy this echo is killing me! Cmon man!— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) April 19, 2020
Now Teddy, you know Face set up isn’t messing up your sound!— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) April 19, 2020
Y’all gonna have to let me know when my song come on cause this is cringe pic.twitter.com/dgnOnwpwpA— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) April 19, 2020
The hype man doesn’t know how to fix audio? AND he doesn’t have a mask on either? Teddy! What is going on!?— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) April 19, 2020
Babyface was alone and ready to go. Teddy Riley had an entire crew with him to film his performance. Riley was also trying to stream the performance on his website and on Instagram at the same time. That led to the echo and additional sound issues.
Teddy’s hypeman dancing like what we all thought 2020 would be like 💃🏾 Teddy vs Babyface pic.twitter.com/jfbauDjPjc— SuzieBeChoosy (@MissNoelSzn) April 19, 2020
For those out the loop pic.twitter.com/dqGpVFl24w— Seven Exotic (@Tiph_Seven) April 19, 2020
Behind the scenes at Teddy Riley’s place...yooooooooo, he had a whole camera crew!!! 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/O8IC0nbc2v— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) April 19, 2020
Babyface was the one to pull the plug and was extremely gracious at Riley's numerous fuckups.
We had almost 500K watching, but we’ll get this right next time. Nothing special comes easy. We’re postponing this battle to a later date to properly honor these two legends. We learn from our mistakes and will come back harder #verzuz— Verzuz (@verzuzonline) April 19, 2020
Additional words from @KennyEdmonds 👇 pic.twitter.com/mcfzKv3tlO
The battle has been rescheduled for tomorrow, 4/20, at 8pm est.
ONTD did you watch? Will you tune in tomorrow night? What were some of the best memes that you saw?