With all of the social media excitement around the IG Live faceoffs, Ne-Yo is now entering the conversation saying he would like to see a Verzuz battle between Usher and Justin Timberlake.
The producer, singer, and songwriter recently chatted with Nick Cannon on his eponymous Power 106 radio show, Nick Cannon Mornings, from quarantine.
Naturally, Ne-Yo’s recent IG battle against singer-songwriter Johnta Austin came up in the conversation as did Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s hotly anticipated match up that will take place on Saturday (May 9).
While discussing the “Queens of Neo-Soul” forthcoming battle, Nick asked Ne-Yo who he’d like to see hop on Instagram Live next. Ne-Yo shared that he would like to see more artists putting their catalogs up each other’s, suggesting a face-off between Usher and Justin Timberlake.
Nick was intrigued by the potential match-up, although he had some thoughts on whether Justin would be able to stand toe-to-toe with Usher. “I think Usher gon’ body him, just hit-for-hit wise,” he expressed. “If [Justin] can bring N’SYNC in then, that’s different...but if it’s just hit-for-hit...I mean, Usher got more albums.”
While Ne-Yo didn’t disagree with the assessment, he wasn’t so quick to declare Usher the victor. “I don’t know. I feel it could be an entertaining battle,” he told Nick.
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