Jennifer Hudson says she’s down to do a Verzuz battle with Fantasia

It looks like Jennifer Hudson is ready to take the Verzuz stage in a battle with another Grammy-winning vocalist.

“I live for Verzuz,” says Hudson during a recent interview captured by The Shade Room on Instagram. When asked if she would go hit for hit with Fantasia Barrino, Hudson replies, “That’s a dope idea.”

“I got some Verzuz ideas too that I want to see as well,” she continues. That’s a beautiful idea maybe one day we can make that happen, maybe one day. I want to see somebody like Smokey Robinsonvs. Stevie Wonder.”

Hudson said she loves old-school music, adding, “That’s why I’m sitting here.” 

Fans sounded off in the post’s comments, declaring whether Jennifer Hudson or Fantasia would win a friendly Verzuz battle.

“She don’t want no smoke with Fantasia,” said one fan, while others suggested Hudson go against Jazmine Sullivan. Still others made it point to mention that Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia previously competed against each other on the third season of American Idol in 2004. Both made it to the final 12, though Fantasia was chosen as the season winner. 

“American Idol vs American Idol. I’m with it,” wrote one fan in the comments, while another said, “OMG I’d tear up lol. They both got so much love, passion and soul in their music.”

Verzuz co-founder Swizz Beatz also caught wind of Hudson’s response, writing, “Let’s go.”

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