It has been announced that Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond will go head to head in an upcoming VERZUZ battle. Kirk and Fred posted an announcement from Swizz Beatz and Timbaland on their Instagram pages. Swizz said, “We think that our culture needs a hug, we think that we need to heal some people.  Well, we need to heal a lot of people, we need to help some people heal.”

Fred reacted to the news, saying, @kirkfranklin and I got a very important and timely call last night. ?? let’s bless as many as we can."

Kirk added, “In the midst of all this darkness, let’s celebrate light.  Excited to join my brother @realfredh on @verzuztv this Sunday at 5pm EST."

The VERZUZ battle will go down on Sunday, May 31st at 5pm est.