Chaka Khan and Stephanie Mills will go head to head on the Verzuz stage, the organisers have confirmed on their social media.
They described it as the showdown as a “holiday special” for “the queens.”
This heartwarming news comes months after Mills allegedly proposed a battle against Chaka Khan back in spring, but was told there was simply no interest among the Verzuz team.
“We tried. George [Fuller]—who’s Chaka’s manager—and my manager [Amp Harris] reached out to them but they weren’t interested,” she said during an appearance on The Breakfast Club. “Chaka was interested. We were willing to do it. The Verzuz people weren’t interested. Yeah, they weren’t interested.”
Mills added that she and her team pitched the idea right before the Xscape and SWV battle. “But I wouldn’t do it now anyway,” she told host Charlamagne tha God.
Now, they will finally do it and fans can’t wait!
See the announcement: