Prince Williams/WireimageA Verzuz battle between legendary R&B groups Xscape and SWV is on its way.
Xscape member LaTocha Scott shared the news during an impromptu interview in New York with TMZ Wednesday.
“We’re getting ready to do this Verzuz battle with Xscape and SWV its going down May 8th. Y’all better check it out,” says Scott, before calling out SWV’s lead singer. “Yall better check it out. Yall know who I’m rocking with Xscape, Coko, bring ya vocals, baby.”
Scott said the Xscape and SWV matchup was inevitable after fans kept dropping hints to Verzuz co-creators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.
“Everyone has been asking. It’s great for the culture. It’s going to be big, its going to be epic,” Scott tells TMZ. “We all just sisters with voices bout to make it happen.”
This marks the first Verzuz battle between two all-female groups that dominated the R&B charts in the 1990s. Scott said she’s been preparing for the epic showdown with her original group members Kandi Burruss, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris and her sister, Tamika Scott. Together, the group is responsible for hits like “Just Kickin’ It,” “Understanding,” and “Who Can I Run To.”
After forming in 1990, childhood friends Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Tamara “Taj” Johnson and Leanne Lyons went on to release six albums, including their triple-platinum 1992 debut, Its About Time.The trio also sang “Anything” on the 1994 Above the Rim soundtrack and are known for Billboard Hot 100 hits such as “I’m So Into You,” “Weak,” and “Rain.”
Catch Xscape and SWV’s epic matchup May 8th on the official @Verzuztv Instagram Live, Apple Music and @Triller.
By Rachel George
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