Keyshia Cole took to the streets of Instagram on Saturday to address her canceled Verzuz battle against Ashanti.

Keyshia began by issuing an apology to those who are disappointed the battle will not be happening tonight (January 9).

Then, she shifted the blame to Apple Music and stated she believes they canceled the event because they didn’t want to put their staff at risk due to the rising COVID-19 cases.

She closed out her cyber statement by adding that she’s “BEEN READY” and she “STAY READY.”

I’m so sorry the @verzuztv event didn’t happen! I want you guys to kno, I really think @applemusic didn’t want to put staff/Production in danger along with @ashanti and myself. Due to the recent spike with the Corona virus …. I kno you all had get togethers and parties planned in states that were open. I’m so sorry! I love you guys, and thank you for the continued love and support over all these years!!! I BEEN READY! And I STAY READY!!!????????

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Based on the reactions and interest level from social media…maybe it’s for the best.

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