The Winner of Teddy Riley Vs. Babyface IG Battle Is…

This combination photo shows Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds performing during an In Memoriam tribute at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Burbank, Calif. on April 26, 2015, left, and Teddy Riley performing at the 2019 Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 7, 2019. Edmonds and Riley’s highly anticipated Instagram Live battle – which was planned for Saturday night – tanked due to Riley’s technical difficulties. Thankfully it’s been rescheduled for Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. The battle is part of the “Verzuz” series created by hitmakers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz to offer fans some enjoyment and music while being homebound due to the spreading coronavirus. (Photos by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, left, and Donald Traill/Invision/AP)

400,000 viewers were awaiting the highly anticipated Instagram battle between Teddy Riley and Babyface, but was a total bust due to technical glitches.

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Plus, legacy brand Neiman-Marcus is down for the count in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The Dallas based retailer, which includes luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman, is saddled with debt and is expected to file for bankruptcy this week.

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