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Gladys Knight & Patti LaBelle Will Battle in Special "One Night Only" 'Verzuz' Match
Patti LaBelle will face off against Gladys Knight in a battle of the icons.
Get your best outfit ready; we're heading to church.
Verzuz has announced their next matchup, and it's going to feature two soul legends. Gladys Knight will face off against Patti LaBelle in a battle of icons on Sunday, September 13th. It will be the second straight Verzuz battle to feature two legendary female singers. The last Verzuz battle was Monica vs. Brandy, and it was the most-watched Verzuz battle yet. ( Over 1.2 million viewers tuned into Verzuz' Instagram Live for the battle.)
The square off will go down at The Fillmore in Philadelphia and you will be able to stream it on Verzuz' Instagram page and on Apple TV.
\u201cThe Master Class we\u2019ve ALL been waiting for! \n@MsGladysKnight vs. @MsPattiPatti \ud83d\udd25 This Sunday at 5PM PT/8PM ET.\n\nY\u2019all gotta get dressed up in ya Sunday\u2019s best for this classic affair.\n\nWatch it on our IG or in HD on @AppleMusic.\nDrinks by @Ciroc.\u201d— VERZUZ TV (@VERZUZ TV) 1599606367
Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's Verzuzseries has become a smash hit success. This is the first time Verzuz is hosting a battle with two truly throwback singers. Knight and LaBelle are both icons, with careers that span decades. Both Knight and LaBelle have had hit records, classic albums, and multiple Grammy awards. The two even have collaborated together — alongside Dionne Warwick — on “Sisters in the Name of Love,” which came out in 1986.
After the Verzuz battle was announced, lovers of the classics came out to celebrate on Twitter.
Director Ava Duvernay responded with a gif; while Phonte said he's going to cop a Patti Pie for the occasion.
\u201c@verzuzonline @MsGladysKnight @MsPattiPatti @AppleMusic @Ciroc\u201d— VERZUZ TV (@VERZUZ TV) 1599606367
While fans had the auntie jokes ready.
\u201cThese gon magically appear in our hand when we log into that Patti vs Gladys\u201d— O (@O) 1599607417
\u201cThis gone be Patti\u2019s wildcard. #Verzuz\u201d— 3/5 \ud83c\udf88\u2653\ufe0f (@3/5 \ud83c\udf88\u2653\ufe0f) 1599607780
\u201cI hope the Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight #Verzuz includes a bake-off too. That\u2019s where the real drama would happen.\u201d— Raquel Willis (she/her) (@Raquel Willis (she/her)) 1599611353
Sunday can't get here fast enough. Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle's "One Night Only" Verzuz will go down on Sunday, September 13th at 8 PM EST.