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?
Yet to get over Johnta Austin wearing a suit with suspenders and all to an iglive battle— 🧸 (@SHIIII_2) March 30, 2020
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
We gotta wear suits in the house outta respect for Johnta Austin— Ex-Husband Material (@theFLYinHAWiian) March 30, 2020
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
I knew Johntà Austin came to give Neyo this work, when mans showed up to the battle wearing a suit with suspenders! pic.twitter.com/612f3QcXUY— Phoenix 👑 (@ThePhenom0007) March 30, 2020
In this case, we mean “slay” as a double entendre.
4. Zaddy Material
Is Johnta Austin, you know....single? The suit & tie. The wine. The rhythm. The talentry. Whew!— Rachel. (@_loveRachel_) March 30, 2020
If Johnta was single before, he has a whole slew of ladies swooning over his suit and song lyrics.
5. Suit Daddy
Johnta Austin... daddyish... that suit...— Ophilia🧚🏾 (@Ophiliaxo) March 30, 2020
Johnta about to be someone’s new zaddy!
6. D’usse Is Divine
Johnta Austin drinking dusse out of a long stem cognac glass in a suit in the crib is the type of time I need to be on 😂— Brit The Chemist (@britneybeesh) March 30, 2020
Sipping D’usse out of a fine wine glass is the new quarantine standard.
7. Things Are Heating Up
Uh oh, IG caught them at the hour limit. Last song played was by Johnta Austin, Chris Brown "With You." Right before it got cut, Johnta took off his suspenders lol...i think we're about to hit the home stretch.— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) March 30, 2020
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
Gurl!!!!!! Like that man is beautiful— B (@brittany_nadams) March 30, 2020
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
Lookin at Johnta Austin fine ass... pic.twitter.com/icyMTamEfo— Brola Darling (@neuenegro) March 30, 2020
If you caught the previous night’s battle between Sean Garrett and The-Dream, this face explains it all!