Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight battle in Verzuz this weekend. The Verzuz faceoff platform announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday that Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle will be the next to square off. The contest is for the heavyweight belters’ belt on Sunday night.
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“Leave ya church clothes on all Sunday and pull up to the affair of all affairs. Y’all gotta get dressed up in ya Sunday’s best for this one,” Verzuz said in a social media post.
The Fillmore in Philadelphia will host what the show is calling “the ultimate Verzuz.” The battle is set to be webcast Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 PT on the @VerzuzTV Instagram page as well as on Apple TV.
It will mark only the second time Verzuz has gone truly live, following an earlier milestone appearance by John Legend and Alicia Keys.
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The Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight battle is more classic than what Verzuz was initially known for. The classic battle will widen its viewership and attract stars who might have once looked askance at such an offer.