Alicia Keys released her album Keys last week. Her eighth studio album debuted at #41 on the Billboard 200 chart. Which may not have met the high expectations surrounding this much-anticipated release. Keys has been on the promo trail all week promoting a double album accompanied by a short film. That features Pusha T, Brandi Carlile, Khalid, and others. Today’s incident may attract some more attention to Keys.
To promote the album, Keys took part in a Twitter Spaces conversation with Rob Markman of Genius. As Keys tweeted hours before the chat began, “another MAJOR special guest texted me that they’re joining us.” “Don’t say we didn’t warn you,” Markman tweeted. Immediately before it began, Keys tweeted, “This is about to be one of the most legendary conversations of this century.”
Jay Z Participated Verzuz Battle
Those who heeded Keys and Markman’s alarms would have heard Jay-Z hop on the call for an hour and a half. Considering Hov follows exactly 0 accounts on Twitter and gave up on Instagram, it’s quite a feat in and of itself. And yet there he was, chopping it up with Keys and even having the conversation pointed back at him. He said no when Keys asked him if he would ever do a Verzuz Battle.
There is no one who can stand on that stage with me. I’m not lying. Everyone has done an outstanding job. No one can compete with me there. Not a chance. It is impossible for anyone to stand on that stage for, I don’t know how long? Two hours? 2 hours…That’s not gonna never happen. Let’s move on from Verzuz and listen to this Keys album.
Jay-Z even said all he would have to do is drop his Hot 97 Grammy Freestyle on the Verzuz stage and it would be over. We can’t disagree with him. Keys had the ultimate ace up her sleeve when it came to promoting her new album. Swizz Beats even got a little promotion for his Verzuz project.
“Let’s get back to Ms. Keys’ album,” he said, concluding his response to the live rap show. Since the pandemic kept millions of people indoors and several concerts were canceled, “Verzuz” became a platform on IG Live for hip-hop and R&B fans. At a time, two artists or groups perform 20 of their best hits.
Eminem vs Jay Z Verzuz
“Michael Jackson was so good because he grew up with his brothers singing and dancing. , Beyoncé will be on that level,” Jay said. “And here is my personal opinion: Michael Jackson never–he had Motown 25. Where he did the Moonwalk, and that was amazing. I loved that moment. I want a concert like Coachella that is both relevant and thrilling.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa. As an affiliate of BeyHive, I support giving Bey flowers. But, Michael in his prime could draw triple the Coachella crowd. Where people would be able to see him and would pass out and cry at the sight of him. There have been people who have passed out and cried at the mere sight of Bey (because I’ve seen that footage too). But as much as I want to agree with Hov. I’m having a hard time.