Ashanti and Keyshia Cole confirmed for the next Verzuz battle

It's official! Ashanti and Keyshia Cole will face off in the next Verzuz battle.

On Instagram, Verzuz co-creators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz say "The paperwork is in!" for the R&B divas to participate in one of the most-highly anticipated battles of the series, which launched earlier this year.

This battle has been a long time in the making, especially for Cole, who previously offered to go up against Ashanti in May.

Ashanti and Keyshia's match-up will mark the fourth women-only battle in the series, following Erykah Badu and Jill Scott's celebration battle, Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle's soulful battle and Monicaand Brandy's record-breaking showdown, which pulled in over 1.2 million concurrent viewers on Instagram Live and 1.8 million on Apple Music.

A total of 9.1 million viewers tuned into last month's season two opener to watch Atlanta rap legends Gucci Mane and Jeezy peacefully end their 15-year beef.

Could Ashanti and Keyshia be next to break new records?  Stay tuned! The Verzuz battle goes down Saturday, Dec. 12th at 8 p.m. EST on Instagram Live and in HD on Apple Music.

By Rachel George
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