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Will Chris Brown & Usher Square up in the Next 'Verzuz' Battle?
The R&B stars were the topic of discussion throughout the entire weekend on social media.
For the past few months, the battles have become joyful experiences as music lovers, entertainers and artists alike have been quarantining in their homes. Most recently, Snoop Dogg and DMX battled on Instagram Live and shared their most impactful hits and features.
Fans were sharing their takes on Usher and Chris Brown for nearly the entire day on Saturday over on Twitter. What stood out amongst the hundreds of tweets was that Usher’s catalog which includes My Way, 8701 and Confessions is supreme in comparison to Brown’s wildly popular singles. Quite a few fans feel that Confessions is Usher’s most popular album.
\u201cEvery few months folks on here act like Usher didn\u2019t drop Confessions and isn\u2019t a legend. Please stop this.\u201d— T A J (@T A J) 1595792402
\u201cQuestion. Has Chris Brown made an album better than 8701?\u201d— DJ R-Tistic (@DJ R-Tistic) 1595817592
\u201c@bblackgoldd Waymint... THEE Usher Raymond that told us "Confessions" and to "Let it burn?" "Seven o'clock in the drop top cruising the streets" Usher? Tell them chirren to go to bed! Ain't nan way!\u201d— no (@no) 1595733390
One point worth mentioning is that there is a clear generational difference in their music content. This divide is shown in the content on tracks like “Confessions” and “My Boo” in comparison to the largely streamed singles “No Guidance,” “Fine China” and “Privacy.” One Brown fan shared that Graffiti, for example, features quite a few tracks that have stood the test of time including “Gotta Be Your Man,” and “Take My Time” which are enjoyable listens.
None— RJ (@RJ) 1595814089
After fans aired out their opinions on social media, Brown shared his thoughts and expressed he’d only battle himself. On Instagram, he wrote: “Only vs ima do is CHRIS BROWN VS CHRIS BREEZY.” On Saturday, he took things a step further and wrote the following on Instagram, “What we not gone do is CAP. I could do a vs off features alone… So I’ll humbly decline… I’m busy doing nothing.”
\u201cChris Breezy talkin greasy about the Verzuz rumors...\u201d— DJ R-Tistic (@DJ R-Tistic) 1595813842
In the past, Brown’s name has come up quite a few times as Verzuz has become more popular. His name has come up alongside Trey Songz and even Drake. During a recent Instagram Live conversation with Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes said he agreed Chris should battle with Usher.
Busta Rhymes shared the following:
"Listen, Usher and Chris Brown got to be it man. That’s it. You asking my opinion. I’m giving it to you, big bro. I don’t want to see no Usher and Justin Timberlake. I want to see Usher and Chris Brown."
Only time will tell if Usher and Chris Brown decide Verzuz is the best place to reflect on the biggest hits of their ongoing career. At the moment, Chris is slated to release his tenth studio album Breezy.
Take a look at fans' thoughts below.
None— THE JIGGY FENDI MCGRADY !! (@THE JIGGY FENDI MCGRADY !!) 1595808123
\u201cListen. And that three album run from My Way to 8701 to Confessions???? PERFECTION. UNFUCKWITTABLE PERFECTION.\u201d— Kristy Yamacoochie (@Kristy Yamacoochie) 1595794698
\u201cAlso, please keep in mind that Usher chewed Christopher Maurice UP on \u201cNew Flame\u201d and \u201cParty\u201d \u2014 and those are both CB\u2019s records.\n\nIt\u2019s BEEN clear who\u2019s vocally superior.\u201d— those MIND-BLOWING things. (@those MIND-BLOWING things.) 1595793902
None— Dom (@Dom) 1595790583