Black Twitter found themselves in a heated debate – Chris Brown vs. Usher. In wake of the ongoing Verzuz battles, fans argued about which of the two singers would come out on top based on their catalogues.
Over the years, both Brown and Usher have put in an extreme amount of work, releasing several albums and winning countless awards. For Mr. Raymond’s part, fans argued that his 2004 Confessions album is not one to be messed with. As for the Indigo singer, he is gearing up for the release of his 10th studio album titled Breezy.
“Why are people trying to compare two artists that aren’t even in the same category music wise? Like Usher and Chris Brown don’t have the same style in their music…. but okay,” one fan questioned.
Another pointed out that both artists have a generational gap between them, which makes the debate difficult. “I am a fan of both, but real talk, Usher inspired everything that Breezy does. Respect for both of them in terms of what they’ve contributed to their respective generations,” the tweet reads.
In light of quarantine, fans have been begging the two musicians to go head to head on Instagram Live. After catching wind of the requests, Brown seemingly issued a response on social media. “Only vs ima do is CHRIS BROWN VS CHRIS BREEZY,” he recently wrote on Instagram. “… not in competition with nobody but myself…❤️.”
Like fans, Busta Rhymes also shared a similar sentiment. “Listen, Usher and Chris Brown got to be it, man. That’s it,” Busta said during an Instagram Live session with Swizz Beatz. “You asking my opinion. I’m giving it to you, big bro. I don’t want to see no Usher and Justin Timberlake. I want to see Usher and Chris Brown.”
Take a look at some of fans’ reactions to the debate below.
There’s not a song in Chris Brown’s discography better than Usher’s “Superstar” and that’s a hill I’m willing to die on. Debate ya mama.
— Carole Baskin’s Tiger Bait (@TeeJemise) July 26, 2020
Chris Brown has released the same song 113 times since 2011 he couldn’t lace usher’s shoes
— bushido brown (@arxherarios) July 26, 2020
Usher’s Confessions alone obliterates Chris Brown’s entire discography https://t.co/DTg1s6PlTM
— Xay (@hoodopulence) July 26, 2020
There is a reason why chris brown was asked to do a tribute for Michael TWICE and not usher pic.twitter.com/QbeSVwC3aL
— gotta rebrand (@jaelynsrevenge) July 26, 2020
Y’all sitting on the TL in broad daylight, in front of God and everybody, and saying that once Usher plays Superstar in a Versuz battle Chris Brown could win by playing Fine China. This is an example of how No Child Left Behind failed the youth.
— AGD. (@TheLexGabrielle) July 26, 2020
what Chris Brown gon play when Usher play "Superstar"? it don' t matter WHAT he play cuz he LOST FOH
— тнe мυzzled dog (@BarkyBoogz) July 26, 2020
Chris Brown and Usher verzuz really not that far fetched 🤔 who y’all got? pic.twitter.com/fNbDjWQBmk
— Dolo (@drycleandolo) July 26, 2020
Why do people think Usher would lose in a battle against Chris Brown??? I don’t get it pic.twitter.com/iUQXw7bHJg
— wake me up when 2020 ends (@chelseaablately) July 26, 2020
Somebody actually said Chris brown would win a vs battle against USHER , USHER FUCKING RAYMOND . Kids on crack these days pic.twitter.com/GuqZGu2914
— ᗩᐯᗴᖇᗩᘜᗴᒍOᗴ❄️ (@sweetpinkruby) July 26, 2020
usher hearing that there are ppl saying that chris brown would beat him in a verzuzpic.twitter.com/hIrIMzGkcO
— zak (@zakareeee) July 26, 2020
If you put Chris Brown over Usher you probably got roaches in your car
— The Last 🔝 (@JuSLIKEMIKE911) July 26, 2020
Any Chris Brown song to go against Usher's top tier catalogue and ppl saying Fine China??? FINE CHINA??? pic.twitter.com/sb7R0aruVS
— TonyTheTiger™ 🐅 (@datyger927) July 26, 2020
Let’s settle this once and for all
RT for Usher Like for Chris Brown pic.twitter.com/OTn72J9Dq2
— Bhris (@INDIGOATTOUR) July 26, 2020
I need a list of Chris Brown songs y’all think will beat THE Usher Raymond because…I don’t see it. pic.twitter.com/1fPuQMdMw7
— Plaine Blaine (@PlaineBlaine) July 26, 2020
I’m not about to argue with no kids on Beyoncé’s High speed internet about why Usher is better Chris Brown. pic.twitter.com/NhgirjYala
— balloon knot doctor. (@kingfee901) July 27, 2020
it’s the way chris brown fans are constantly comparing chris to Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Usher when he isn’t even part of the top 10 artists of our time pic.twitter.com/6tz3zOKvAu
— c (@chuuzus) July 26, 2020
If you think Chris brown would beat Usher, I just can’t respect your opinion on music I’m sorry
— Scipio (@YourLocalPusha) July 26, 2020
Usher & Chris Brown aren’t even peers.
Just stop. pic.twitter.com/4RgFoewOQX
— k a r y. (@itsKARY_) July 26, 2020
A Usher/Chris Brown Verzuz is actually disrespectful.
I can’t remember who said it on here but Usher’s contemporaries are women.
Put him against MJB, Bey or Mariah. He’s in that class.
— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) July 26, 2020