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Verzuz Back To Free Says Swizz Beatz After Fan Backlash

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Despite Valentine’s Day already passing, Verzuz goes down tonight(February 15th) as the holiday special with Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild.

Of course Verzuz watchers are anticipating an entertaining show with the soul singers, but they did not expect a new change to the format. Over on Instagram, Verzuz shared on its page that the Hamilton and Soulchild show wouldn’t technically be a free event.

The change to Verzuz includes no longer seeing the show on Instagram Live like in the past. Going forward fans can only see the HD version of the event one way.

“THIS VERZUZ WILL NOT BE ON IG. Watch on VERZUZTV.COM with the #TrillerVerzPass (LINK IN BIO to sign-up for a 14-DAY trial),” they penned in the comments. Fans of the series did not take this news well and let their voices be heard on several social media platforms. People complained about capitalism ruining a celebratory experience while others berated Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. Many have sworn off Verzuz and shared they did not plan on tuning in if it required some form of subscription or payment.

Swizz Beatz ended up going on social media to quell the backlash received after the subscription announcement. Swizz jumped online to clear up speculations- he says he was out the country when that announcement was made. He says, “See y’all rite here tomorrow on insta @verzuztv Who y’all rocking with @anthonyhamiltonofficial or @musiqsoulchild ? You can also watch in HD on . I was out the country don’t ask me who did it it’s fixed bless up love y’all..”

Check out the reactions below.