Monday night transported a generation of fans back into time as singers Monica and Brandy delivered some of their most beloved songs from the 90’s. And while eager viewers were anticipating the time hop, they were surprised to see vice-presidential candidate, HBCU Alumna Kamala Harris kick off the epic Verzuz battle.
“I just wanted to thank you ladies, you queens, you stars,” Harris said excitedly appearing on a screen positioned between the two women. “Thank you for doing this for When We All Vote. It’s so important for everyone. You both used your voice in such a powerful way, and an extension of our voices is our vote.”
On Twitter, fans shared their surprise to see the California senator whose name went trending along with #Verzuz and Brandy and Monica.
This is not the first time When We All Vote, got in on a cultural moment. Outside of the virtual dance parties meet voter drives they’ve hosted with Club Quarantine creator DJ D–Nice, Michelle Obama’s voting rights organization has also teamed up with Babyface and Teddy Riley following their epic battle for a voter registration drive. And the nonpartisan org was also there for the virtual Roots Picnic at the end of June.
“When We All Vote is a non-profit nonpartisan organization on a mission to change the culture around voting and increasing turnout,” Crystal Carson, director of communications for When We All Vote told ESSENCE on Monday night. “To change the culture means we have to be in the culture, and iconic events like tonight’s Verzuz, is just that.”
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