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Jill Scott and Erykah Badu Battle It Out On Verzuz

Get your wine, dashikis and headwraps ready.

This Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. E.T. soul singers Jill Scott and Erykah Badu will face off against one another on  Swizz Beatz and Timbland’s Instgram Live series, Verzuz. It’s the first female edition as part of collaboration with Femme It Forward.

Femme It Forward is a Live Nation Urban spotlight series event shining a light on the most innovative and accomplished female visionaries in the entertainment industry both on and off stage. With panel discussions, comedy shows and live shows from legendary and emerging artists including Jill Scott.


“A Long Walk” Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 (2000)

“The Way” Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 (2000) 

“Golden” Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (2004)

“So in Love” ft. Anthony Hamilton So In Love (2004)

“Gettin’ In The Way” Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 (2000)

“Blessed” The Light of the Sun (2000)



“Next Lifetime”  Baduizm (1997)

“Appletree” Baduizm (1997)

“Tyrone”  Live (1997)

“Bag Lady” Mama’s Gun (2000)

“Didn’t Cha Know”  Mama’s Gun  (2000)

“Love Of My Life”  ft. Common Brown Sugar (2002)

“Window Seat”  New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) (2010)


Having sung together at multiple concerts and tours like the Essence Festival and the Sugar Water Festival, both lovely songstresses have expressed their excitement to sing against each other on Instagram. ” “Yes  Indeed!!!! For the Culture darlings!!!! Celebrating the timez, the rhymes, the pains, the gains, the brains and the 20+ years range,” Jill Scott posted to her Instagram.

While Erykah Badu posted the same image to her Instagram page with the caption, “Next Saturday. BADU love JILL. We will be nude.”

Cory Nunnally
Cory Nunnally is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland. Her love for writing stemmed from reading fiction when she was a kid. Cory enjoys writing short stories, poetry, and articles about mental health and celebrating local events.