Who is the king of R&B? Some say R.Kelly, others claim it is Usher, but most agree that it is not Jacquees.
For the past several days, the Internet has been debating who holds the crown/throne of what is considered as grown and sexy music.
A very brave Jacquees declared himself as the title holder. He said in a viral video that it is time to let the young ones shine. Veterans like Tank and Tyrese were not having it.
Both Tyrese and Tank mocked Jacquees and said Chris Brown reigns as R&B King for this generation and R.Kelly should be respected for his contribution to the genre.
Pretty Ricky lead singer Pleaure P gave his two cents and dragged J. Holiday while at it by saying: “You know you my bro, but first and foremost, the two gentlemen that has a song called ‘B.E.D.’ shouldn’t be arguing amongst the R&B community. Secondly, [for his generation,] he’s supposed to feel like that.”
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@kingjholiday you know i love you bro but i want all the smoke. Let lil bro @jacquees liv. I’m all the way in Fiji but i got time today. Let’s do a Friendly competition between all of us in R&B and see who put out the hottest record!! tell me what day n time and I’m ready for whoever. Oh and PS love n hip hop miami season 2 is on the way Jan 2 ?? just thought I’d drop that in there. Love you bro but you wrong.
He went on to say: “Since we’re all friends, we should put out a song at the same time on the same day and let the public decide who got the best record, but I’m telling y’all— y’all not f**king with your n***a right here.”
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Every artist is supposed to believe they can fly but only one man made it happen. @rkelly body of work is still bible. I love ALL of the artist out now and some are having amazing success but to be the King you have to beat the King and his stats still stand. Imagine if “I Believe I Can Fly” had streaming when it dropped..geesh!!! I’ll let you guys focus on kings and queens.. I’ll stay focused on being around for another 20yrs! #Elevation #RnBMoney #TheGeneral
Music lovers are weighing in.
One person said: “Nobody can ever discredit this man work in the music industry! What people seem to forget is that celebrities are all HUMANS! Nobody is PERFECT but to discredit his music because of his PERSONAL life, that’s some real bullsh%t!! @rkelly will FOREVER be in HEAVY rotation in this household!! True King of this sh&t!! 30 freaking years!! You gotta be shitting me if he ain’t rocking the hell out of that crown!”
Another commenter wrote: “Musical genius at its finest. Yeah he may have done so not so great things, but all those upset can’t tell me which ANY of his songs come on y’all don’t bump it hard. He’s a lyrical genius. Hell he even wrote and produced joints y’all might not even know of and it could very well be y’all favorite songs. He not too far below Babyface status.”
This person claimed: “Mann if @jacquees feels like he a king then let him be. You should think highly of yourself. How long has Wayne been hollering he the best rapper alive and how long T.I. been hollering he the King? Just let him be great and keep his King mindset. @therealtank I love ya man, but he’s speaking on his generation not yours. Ya’ll just focus on being GREAT, that’s all that matters. ”
Usher has not commented on the debate, Trey Songz, and August Alsina are busy living their best lives to weigh in, and Bobby Brown seems not to care about this conversation.
Who do you think is the real king of R&B?