Ashanti has revealed how she caught coronavirus after hugging a member of the family, inflicting her Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole to be postponed till subsequent 12 months.
The Silly singer was resulting from go up in opposition to fellow R&B star Keyshia on Saturday evening for the newest music battle hosted by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
Nonetheless, Ashanti introduced simply two hours earlier than that she had examined constructive for Covid-19.
‘I’m tremendous bummed. I’m nonetheless able to do it tonight. Me and Staff Apple have been on the telephone since like late final evening, early this morning making an attempt to determine the way to do it,’ Ashanti defined in an Instagram reside.
She continued: ‘And I’m tremendous prepared, however we don’t assume the technical facet of issues goes to be good.
‘That is loopy, not in one million years did I feel I might take a look at constructive. I’m so mad as a result of I used to be so prepared. The momentum of Verzuz has been so unbelievable.’
Detailing how she caught the virus, Ashanti – who has delicate signs – defined: ‘To be very, very, very clear: Sure I’ve been travelling, sure I went to Nairobi, I had an incredible time. No I didn’t get Covid from travelling, no I didn’t get Covid from being in Africa.
Ashanti has examined constructive for coronavirus (Image: Getty Photographs)
‘Everybody that I went on a visit with has examined [negative]. They went from nation to nation, they went to Uganda in order that they need to proceed to get examined. Nobody examined constructive, I didn’t get it from travelling.
‘I really acquired it from a member of the family once I got here residence. I got here residence and I hugged a member of the family who ended up being constructive. I didn’t know he was constructive, he didn’t know he was constructive so when he went to get examined, I used to be like, “Oh, f**ok”.’
Keyshia Cole was greater than supportive of her Verzuz opponent (Image: Getty Photographs)
‘I acquired examined final evening and that’s what it’s was,’ she added.
Keyshia was comprehensible and joined Ashanti on her reside to console the upset singer, stating: ‘I instructed you final evening I need to offer you a hug, I need to love on you. I need to sing your songs in entrance of you, I need you to be there and do the identical.
‘I need you to take pleasure in your flowers… and I need us to be united as one, there’s an excessive amount of separation and division on this enterprise as ladies.’
Their anticipated Verzuz battle has now been rescheduled for January 9.
Verzuz has proved to be an enormous success for Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, who began the sequence earlier this 12 months in the course of the pandemic.
Musicians corresponding to Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Monica and Gladys Knight.