Johntá Austin and Ne-Yo, two men with strong pen games in the music industry and dapper style, let us into their studios Sunday night for a battle of epic proportions. The battleground was Instagram Live. The two singers and songwriters, showcased some of the biggest R&B hits that they’ve penned. Though the outcome was arguably a draw, one man’s style proved supreme.
Not only did Austin come prepared with hit after hit, but he also came suited and booted. His choice of suit — Tom Ford. Under Austin’s blazer, he wore a bow tie that neatly hung over his pristine white collared shirt. As the battle intensified, Austin took off his blazer and declared, ‘You see you made me come out my coat” right before hitting the play button on the R&B hit, Sweet Lady. Underneath his jacket, he wore suspenders.
With over 70,000 people tuned into their duel, Austin and Ne-Yo began trending on social media. While some people may not have heard of the grammy award-winning songwriter, they likely knew his R&B hits and quickly learned about his suave style.
Any man who comes to a battle in a suit is a man of dignity and that’s exactly how Johntá conducted himself through the entire Instagram Live. By the end of the live, he raised a wine glass like a true gentlemen.
“Its 77K in here and y’all are the real winners. If I lose tonight I wouldn’t want to lose to no one else,” he said after playing his last song We Belong Together by Mariah Carey.
What a well-dressed and well-spoken man. Let’s get into these tweets.
1. New Battle Attire?
If John Wick can kill as many people as he did wearing one Black suit through an entire franchise, so can Johnta.
2. National Johnta Suit Day
Since we’re still on quarantine, (thank God for these IG battles), one Twitter user suggested we wear suits in the house in honor of Johnta.
3. He Came To Slay
In this case, we mean “slay” as a double entendre.
4. Zaddy Material
If Johnta was single before, he has a whole slew of ladies swooning over his suit and song lyrics.
5. Suit Daddy
Johnta about to be someone’s new zaddy!
6. D’usse Is Divine
Sipping D’usse out of a fine wine glass is the new quarantine standard.
7. Things Are Heating Up
We knew the battle was heating up when Johnta came out of his blazer and revealed his suspenders.
8. Scent & Songwriting
Touché, sis. Touché.
9. Beautiful & Talented
The ladies can all agree, aside from his fashions, Austin is a fine and seasoned-bearded man.
10. Baby Daddy Qualified
He does specialize in baby making music…
11. Sean Garrett Approved
If you caught the previous night’s battle between Sean Garrett and The-Dream, this face explains it all!
12. Saweetie Said It Best…
In the words of Saweetie, Austin is “my type!”