Ashanti has Covid-19.

The R&B singer was forced to postpone her Verzuz battle against Keyshia Cole in the 9th hour on Saturday evening…almost an hour before the show was scheduled to begin.

In a post on her Instagram page, Ashanti wrote:

Hey y’all I can’t believe I’m saying this but I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m okay and not in any pain. I’m actually down to do the versus from my house…we’re trying to figure it all out!!!

See her post below:

Verzuz passed on the offer and released the following statement:

Unfortunately, we have to postpone tonight’s @Ashanti vs @KeyshiaCole #VERZUZ. Ashanti tested positive for COVID-19 beforehand, and we cannot put anyone at risk in the process. First time this has struck us so close to showtime. We apologize to our incredible audience!
Get well soon, Ashanti ???
Wear a mask, stay inside, and take COVID-19 seriously.

It’s truly affecting our community ??

NEW DATE: January 9th, 2021

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The streets of social media were buzzing as people reacted to Ashanti’s diagnosis and the cancellation of the battle.

It was truly a mixed bag. Some felt Ashanti may be faking, others blamed her international travel during the pandemic for her contracting the virus.

Peep a few tweets below:

Ashanti says she contracted the virus after hugging a family member who didn’t know they had COVID-19.

We wish Ashanti a speedy recovery.