If music-lovers had “One Want” — it’d be that Omarion and Mario’s #Verzuz battle wasn’t such a “s- -t present.”
Annoyed 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 at The Novo Theater in downtown Los Angles, 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 present. Lmfao,” wrote one other.
Social media hailed Mario the clear winner of his #Verzuz battle in opposition to Omarion. MediaPunch / BACKGRID
The highly-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 hitmakers every belted out their most icon chart-toppers, together with “Mrs. Officer,” “Grind With Me” and “I Like It.”
Nevertheless, Ray J’s rendition of his 2005 hit “One Want,” left on-line viewers members wishing he by no means picked up the microphone.
“Ray J actually had ONE job final evening 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 classes trigger what occurred lol,” joked one other digital tomato-thrower.
Ray J’s sudden efficiency of “One Want” stole the present throughout Mario and Omarion’s #Verzuz match.Getty Photographs for BET
The powerful crowd on Twitter went on to show its talons on Omarion as soon as he and Mario took the stage for his or her predominant occasion match-up. Music fanatics condemned the “Contact” crooner for failing to satisfy their excessive expectations.
“Omarion ain’t sounding like he’s purported 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, on stage to hitch him in consuming a watermelon.
On-line viewers members bashed Omarion for his off-putting watermelon stunt throughout the battle. Twitter/@siqxsiqxsiq
Nevertheless, the ill-conceived stunt — which was meant to be a seductive simulation of the siblings performing oral intercourse on girls — did not wow skeeved spectators.
“Omarion actually introduced 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 along with his singing,” remarked a viewer.
“This Verzuz was embarrassing. Mario showcasing his vocals and stage presence. Omarion misplaced me with that rattling watermelon,” agreed one other.
Mario was finally hailed the champion of the battle. And the “Only a Buddy” luminary celebrated his landslide victory with a collection of taunting Instagram posts, teasing Omarion over his humiliating defeat.