Although there were still some difficulties, things went much smoother this time around and the show was able to go on as planned.
As you've probably seen or heard by now, the first round between Riley and Babyface was delayed due to technical difficulties that inspired plenty of memes and frustration from viewers. Over 400,000 people tuned in to watch the back and forth.
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"Tonight, shit happens, man ... I'm actually cool with stopping the event to make sure it go right ..." Swizz said after the first attempt went down. "A lot of people dressed up for tonight, a lot of people was in there for tonight, but we're gonna put it back on—it's going to be amazing. But we gotta respect those legends ... I know when to call. We got to call it ... Babyface put in too much work, Teddy put in too much, Babyface put in too much work."
Swizz & Timb talking about the Babyface vs Teddy Riley battle. Tonight has been memorable for all the wrong reasons. Everybody in Teddy’s room definitely getting fired. I just hope they come back swinging tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/DcwgRZfTc0— WellTheTruthIs (@truth_well) April 19, 2020
Monday night's battle also saw huge viewership numbers with around 500,000 people tuning in. Some of the big names that were in attendance included Michelle Obama, Tyrese, Queen Latifah, Keyshia Cole, Skai Jackson, Rashida Jones, Pusha-T, Gabrielle Union, Diddy, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, and many more.
"Thanks for taking us back down memory lane Teddy and Babyface with your classic hits!," former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama wrote in the comments section of the stream.
Babyface played songs like Boyz II Men’s "I’ll Make Love To You," Tevin Campbell’s "Can We Talk?," and Bobby Brown’s “Everybody Little Step" while Riley played Hi-Face’s “I Like The Way,” Michael Jackson’s "Jam," and Guy's "I Like," and much more.
If you want to revisit the songs that were played, you can check them out on Spotify below.
Dr Dre calls Teddy Riley during the Babyface battle, says he might battle Diddy pic.twitter.com/v9yx49aIZd— Complex Ambition (@ComplexAmbition) April 21, 2020
Check out some reactions to the Babyface and Teddy Riley's battle below.
Babyface play's After 7's "Ready or Not"— Erin Ashley (@ellhah) April 21, 2020
I AM CRYING AT TEDDY DAUGHTER COMMENT 😭💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/QBQexufEqo— jaz. (@Aye_itsMONAE) April 21, 2020
In the most respectful way lol https://t.co/Wck5WJGB9u— Nia Riley (@NiaNRiley) April 21, 2020
We got to learn some R&B history tonight via the legends Toni and Tevin 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/SXkKZ9KVIV— Throw in the TILE (@natelege_) April 21, 2020
There is no battle, you know who’s winning? Us. The culture. #VERZUS— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) April 21, 2020