Ashanti has unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19. The singer’s diagnosis was revealed just hours before her scheduled VERZUZ battle with Keyshia Cole, which obviously has been postponed.
Fortunately, her symptoms aren’t severe.
“Hey y’all I can’t believe I’m saying this but I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m ok and not in any pain. I’m actually down to do the verzuz from my house… we’re tring to figure it all out!!!” wrote Ashanti on Instagram on Saturday evening (Dec. 12). Yeah, that didn’t happen.
Although she said she’s still down to do it, Ashanti dropped a video message saying it’s wrap. Instead, the Verzuz will now go down in the new year on January 9.
The Twitter peanut gallery naturally was none too pleased.
Of course, Ashanti’s health is paramount. But that didn’t stop social media from delivering conspiracy theories, jokes and the usual slander.
The devil didn’t buy that ticket to Kenya, Ashanti. Don’t put him in it. 🤷🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/QbrqV2IsKI
— Jamal’s8thBabyMomma (@KirkWrites79) December 13, 2020
Heads have been especially indignant after Ashanti blamed the devil for COVID while we’ve all noticed her travelling like Rona wasn’t outside.
not ashanti blaming satan for her covid like she aint been traveling since the pandemic started. 💀 some people will say anything to make themselves feel better.
— king crissle (@crissles) December 13, 2020
Peep more reactions below and in the gallery.
Ashanti on live coughing nshit pic.twitter.com/bPM1uk0qQ0
— Nae In The Wind 💨 🏁 (@MsAnomalistic) December 13, 2020
Ashanti: I’m still ready to do this tonight!
Also Ashanti: pic.twitter.com/hEnisN1xPi
— Oh Hell Beckham Jr (@DEFinition223) December 13, 2020
I was fucking ready Ashanti. You hear me?! Now I’m out here looking like LL COOL J for no reason pic.twitter.com/ICG9TOG45v— Ling Ling (@ChinChillaaaa_) December 13, 2020
Ashanti started coughing and I closed the live. No ma’am. pic.twitter.com/Z55SaYnzbA— Oh Hell Beckham Jr (@DEFinition223) December 13, 2020
If Ashanti just tested positive today that means she was just in another country exposing others to the virus.— TheKingofReads (@TheKingofReads) December 13, 2020
Y’all celebrities need to sit the fuck down.
I'm old enough to remember when staying in the house was the point of Verzuz— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) December 12, 2020