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Jeremih Exits Hospital After Near-Death Battle With COVID-19
R&B Superstars Ashanti And Keyshia Cole Confirmed For Next Verzuz Battle
    Jeremih’s battle with COVID-19 appears to be over. According to TMZ. the Chicago- bred singer was released from the hospital on Saturday (De- cember 6) and is resting com- fortably at home. He’d spent the last few weeks in the intensive care unit of a Chicago area hos- pital battling the coronavirus and, at one point, was believed to be in critical condition.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank God and the in- credible team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Memo- rial Hospital for saving my life,” he told the outlet. “I will be for- ever grateful. I would also like to thank my family and friends for all their prayers and well wishes. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude.
“A special thanks to Chance
The Rapper, 50 Cent and Diddy for their love and sup- port. I would like to thank all my fans and people around the world who prayed for me. I’m getting stronger everyday, and look forward to spending time with my sons.”
The next Verzuz battle has of- ficially been confirmed. Ashanti and Keyshia Cole will go hit for hit on Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s popular plat- form on December 12 at 8 p.m. ET and per Cole, it will be “a celebration!”
Both singers dominated the 2000s and have tons of hits to pull out of the bag. With five top 10 Billboard 200 albums includ- ing two No. 1s, Ashanti has tracks like her breakout hit “Foolish,” “Happy” and “Baby” and a ton of Ja Rule collabs from “Always On Time” to “What’s Luv?” with Fat Joe.
Oakland girl Keyshia has seven albums worth of material
  to choose from and ballots that had people singing their souls outinthemid00slike“Love,”“I Changed My Mind” and “I
Should Have Cheated” and radio favorites like “Let It Go” with Lil Kim and Missy Elliott and “Last Night” with Diddy.
  Swizz Beatz And Timbaland Won't Rule Out Dr. Dre And Diddy Verzuz Battle
Boosie Badazz Plotting $20m Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Facebook Boss Mark Zuckerberg
Boosie Badazz still hasn’t gotten his original Instagram page reinstated and now he’s doubling down on his plans to sue.
In the latest released seg- ment of the sit-down he filmed with Vlad TV last month, the outspoken entertainer con- firmed he was filing a lawsuit against Facebook and Insta- gram owner Mark Zucker- berg for keeping his page offline. According to Boosie, the billionaire is holding a per- sonal vendetta against him and he thinks it’s because he previ- ously called him “Mark Zuckerburger.”
“I got over 200,000 people writing statements who have done way worser things than I put on my Instagram and they Instagram has been given to them – taken back and given to them over and over,” Boosie explained. “This is my first time my Instagram ever been tooken from me! So you can give other 2 million people their Instagram back for derogatory things they did and I didn’t do nothing but post a girl with an emoji over her? This is discrimination! Something is wrong. Somebody must be mad because I said they name wrong and they tryna chastise me.”
    It’s going to be nearly impos- sible to replicate the anticipa- tion of Gucci Mane and Jeezy’s Verzuz battle to kick off season two. With all eyes on them, Verzuz co-founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are looking for their next matchup to capture the world’s attention.
The superproducer duo spoke with TMZ on Wednesday (De- cember 2) and are not ruling out the idea of Dr. Dre and Diddy facing off. Swizz all but closed the door on a JAY-Z and Diddy battle, but sang a differ-
ent tune when asked about the possibility of Diddy and Dre.
“Now that’s something differ- ent,” he said. “I can’t even say what’s not gonna happen any- more. We just let the universe naturally make things happen. I’m not gonna say no, I’m never going to say no anymore!”
In April, Diddy hopped on Instagram Live with Fat Joe and teased the idea of stepping in the ring to spar with Dre for a potential Verzuz.
“Yeah, we definitely talking about it,” Diddy admitted. “You heard it here on the show.”

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