Thursday night’s Verzuz from the Essence Festival was everything Gen-Xers needed it to be. And social media went nuts.
Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown showed Black folks why they will forever be the Kings of R&B. Sweat gave sexy, drunk uncle while Brown served corner boy realness.
DJ Cassidy played songs from the two veteran entertainers. The two artists went head to head with their best tracks, including “I Want Her” and “Every Little Step.”
Uncle Keith blew minds by playing tracks many had no idea he penned like, the late Johnny Kemp’s jam “Just Got Paid” and Guy’s slow jam supreme, “Let’s Chill.”
Here are some of the best tweets to commemorate the night.
Uncle Keith didn’t want the smooth taste to fool us. He let DJ Cassidy know he was a goon back in the day.
— Pfizer Papi aka B E A N Z (@photosbybeanz83) July 2, 2021
They even sang each other’s songs which prompted this hilarious tweet.
— Uncle Iroh. (@SenorGuapo_) July 2, 2021
Sweat hyped up the crowd with his nod to Drake and transition into his classic hit “Make It Last Forever.”
— Rap Alert (@rapalert3) July 2, 2021
Although Brown’s voice is a shell of what it once was, he still had moves.
— ✨ (@tIkingtothemoon) July 2, 2021
Brown had everybody shook when he went into “Roni.”
— Keka Araújo (@KAraujoNWT) July 2, 2021
It was no secret that Sweat was gone off the Ciroc. He even serenaded the alcoholic beverage.
— sohollywooddice (@sohollywooddice) July 2, 2021
— Vivian Gomez (@VivianG_) July 2, 2021
All in all–fun was had by all. You can’t outdo Black people.