Thursday, September 16, 2021

Jacquees Sparks Fierce Online Debate After Crowning Himself ‘king of R & B’

*Over the weekend, R & B crooner Jacquees proudly crowned himself the “King of R&B” on Instagram Sunday to his more than 3.5 million followers.

“I just want to let everybody know that I’m the king of R &B right now – for this generation,” he said in a short video. “Jacquees the king of R & B. I been feeling like that.”

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His claim of dominance sparked an online debate among music fans and celebs like Tyrese, John Legend and Kehlani, who wrote on Twitter:  “beyoncé is the king of rnb”.

Many on social media quickly noted that they won’t deny his skills and overall talent, but many more insisted that the singer has little evidence to support proclamation.

 

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On Instagram Monday, Tyrese called out Jacquees out for “trolling” his followers. He believes Chris Brown and Trey Songz as more worthy of the ‘king” title.

Though the reaction was mostly negative, Jacquees did receive support from folks who appreciate his confidence.

Meanwhile, John Legend responded to the debate on Twitter, writing: “Honestly I don’t think there is a king of r&b right now. Anyone consistently dominating the charts, selling out arenas, etc, a la Usher at his prime. Not a comment on quality. I think the throne is open right now.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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