If music-lovers had “One Want” — it’d be that Omarion and Mario’s Verzuz battle wasn’t such a “s–t present.”
Pissed off followers of early-2000s R&B took up their digital torches and pitchforks on Twitter Thursday, bashing the hours-long livestream face-off between the 2 vocal giants.
The “chaotic” occasion, held on the Novo Theater in downtown Los Angeles, began with an ill-fated efficiency by a seemingly inebriated Ray J, 41, and ended with a number of bitter musical notes.
“That was 4.5 hours of pure CHAOS. And we sat right here and watched all 4.5 hours,” tweeted a disgruntled viewer.
“This Verzuz is a s–t show. Lmfao,” wrote one other.
The extremely anticipated toe-to-toe between “Let Me Love You” crooner Mario, 35, and B2K member-turned-soloist, Omarion, 37, opened with an unhinged showcase that includes Ray J and fellows soulful singers Bobby Valentino, 42, Pleasure P, 37, and Sammie, 35.
The gathering of hit-makers every belted out their most iconic chart-toppers, together with “Mrs. Officer,” “Grind With Me” and “I Like It.”
Nonetheless, Ray J’s rendition of his 2005 hit “One Want” left on-line viewers members wishing he never picked up the microphone.
“Ray J actually had ONE job last night at that Verzuz, One Want if you’ll, and that want was not fulfilled,” one keyboard commentator criticized.
“Ray J want his one want to be some singing lessons trigger what occurred lol,” joked one other digital tomato-thrower.
The robust crowd on Twitter went on to show its talons on Omarion as soon as he and Mario took the stage for his or her principal occasion match-up. Music fans condemned the “Contact” crooner for failing to satisfy their excessive expectations.
“Omarion ain’t sounding like he’s supposed to. Like he bought hits, however the notes is a MISS,” tweeted a detractor.
“Omarion def embarrassed himself & Mario undoubtedly hit them notes lol,” mentioned one other.
Social media fault-finders additionally viciously blasted the “Bump, Bump, Bump” singer for inviting his youthful brother, O’Ryan, 35, onstage to hitch him in consuming a watermelon.
Nonetheless, the ill-conceived stunt — which was meant to be a seductive simulation of the siblings performing oral intercourse on girls — didn’t wow skeeved spectators.
“Omarion actually brought his brother on stage to eat watermelon with him whereas Mario simply bought on stage with a voice (and pores and skin) like butter and simply romanced us together with his singing,” remarked a viewer.
“This Verzuz was embarrassing. Mario showcasing his vocals and stage presence. Omarion lost me with that damn watermelon,” agreed one other.
Mario was in the end hailed the champion of the battle. And the “Only a Good friend 2002” luminary celebrated his landslide victory with a collection of taunting Instagram posts, teasing Omarion over his humiliating defeat.