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Quarantine Fashion Battle: Jill Scott 'Verzuz' Erykah Badu

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While the fellas who took to Instagram for the “Verzuz” series made it a true battle, on Saturday night when the sistas took the virtual stage, it had a completely different vibe: nothing but sisterhood.

When the two neo-soul legends, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, joined together on social media to go back and forth with their extensive and spine-tingling catalog, there was no sense of competition, cattiness or aggression.

It felt like a history lesson and a coming together of two Black women who not only have worked together in the past but have a serious love and admiration for one another. They even started off playing each other’s live version of The Roots, “You Got Me.”Then, the duo went to play some of our favorites including, “You Got Me” to “On & On,” “Whenever You’re Around,” “Time’s a Wastin,” “Green Eyes, “Cross My Mind,” “Slowly, Surely” and “Bag Lady.”

The night was electric, with even former First Lady Michelle Obama dropped in, tagging her hubby former President Obama during “Crown Royal.”

Take a look at some of the night’s moments.

Such beauty to see this type of kindness; it’s exactly what we need in times like this.

But in addition to their amazing music and big hearts, we also love these two iconic singers’ unique fashion. Scott always gives us killer curves, not being afraid to show off her assets and switch up her lewk, while Erykah is always pushing the boundaries, giving you haute couture with a hippie neo-soul steez. Most importantly, they both know how to own a red carpet.

So to follow in the same tradition of their Verzuz sisterhood mantra, instead of this being about who is the best-dressed, this is more of a celebration of both of their impeccable style over the years.

Take a look:


1. Killer Curves

51st NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

At this year’s NAACP Image Awards, Jill Scott looked absolutely fab in this printed jumpsuit. Peep these ponytails. FIRE!

2. Haute Hazmat Couture

20th Anniversary Of The Texas Film Awards Source:Getty

Before the crisis caused a country-wide lockdown, Erykah was ahead of the game in this Louis Vuitton hazmat suit. 

3. Flower Power

2016 Soul Train Music Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

Jill really knows how to switch it up. In this flowy flowery dress, flower crown and perfect afro is such a pretty lewk o her. 

4. The Bigger The Afro, The Better

2015 Black Girls Rock! - Arrivals Source:Getty

At the 2015, Black Girls Rock event, Jill looked stunning in this black and white jumpsuit, once again, putting her curves on display for the world to see. 

5. Afro-Futuristic Fashion

2018 Soul Train Awards - Red Carpet Source:Getty

At the 2018 Soul Train Awards, Badu was giving part-Dominatrix, part-Afro-Futuristic fashion. Talk about back to the future. 

6. The White Party

2017 Soul Train Music Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

Badu looked like the expensive cotton candy in this  Thom Browne suit/dress, which was perfectly finished off with a matching oversized top hat.

7. Suited Up

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards arrivals Source:WENN

At the Grammys, Jill looked amazing in this sexy two-piece ensemble. 

8. Just Glowing

HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception - Arrivals Source:Getty

Hands down, this is one of my favorite Jill Scott looks of all-time. She looks amazing, bronzed and beautiful. 

9. Lady in Red

4th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event Source:WENN

Another one of my faves. Jill is radiant in this red gown…and her swept to the side? Perfection. 

10. Met Gala Mama

"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals Source:Getty

Ms. Badu looks sleek, stylish and suave in this Givenchy ensemble. 

11. Black Diamonds

8th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event - Arrivals Source:Getty

Badu is giving us the couture in this big black gown. Love!

12. Dressed In All-Black Like The Omen

Erykah Badu Source:Splash

This 2015 Soul Train Awards look is one of Badu’s freshest and most regal.