Sunday, June 20, 2021

Diddy Disses Jaquees: ‘You Gotta Make Some R&B to be the King of R&B’

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*Black Twitter came for the head of singer-songwriter Jacquees after he declared himself the “King of R&B.”

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

As we previously reported, his claim of dominance sparked an online debate among music fans and celebs like Tyrese, John Legend, and Kehlani.

Many on social media quickly noted that they won’t deny his skills and overall talent, but insist the singer has little evidence (in terms of a musical catalog) to support such confidence

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Meanwhile, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is dismissing the whole debate by defining what it means to be the “king” of R&B.

“I usually mind my business, but R&B is the foundation of my life,” he said in a video posted to Twitter.

“That word king is too loosely thrown around. Now I understand the concept that we are all kings, I understand that, but if we’re talking about in the competitive arena of music, cats give away the king thing too early,” he says. “A couple of hits ain’t gonna do it.”

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Combs added: “We’re talking about rhythm and blues.”

“We’re talking about sharing your soul. We’re talking about making love through your music, making a whole generation of babies. Adoring a woman, not you know putting her down, not talking about how you just wanna smash her—adoring her.”

To be considered the king, Diddy says, “you gotta start making some R&B. You have to be vulnerable. You have to be speaking about love. You have to affect women in a positive way, and your ass gotta be able to sing.”

As noted by Complex, the music mogul doesn’t believe that sort of music is being made today.

“R&B’s not being made right now. This is not R&B. I wanna make sure y’all clear,” he argues. “You gotta make some R&B to be the king of R&B.”

Do you agree with Diddy? Sound off in the comments.

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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3 COMMENTS

  1. Combs is 100% right. This kid would have to climb over an impossible mountain of talent and history before even coming close to being mentioned in that category. Yea, I’m awaiting his apology and or excuse for such a foolish statement.

  2. DIDDY IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! THESE SO CALLED R&B SINGERS TODAY ARE TOO YOUNG AND IMMATURE TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT IT IS TO BE ANY OF THOSETHINGS THAT DIDDY QUOTED. SO SOME RESEARCH LEARN WHAT R&B REALLY MEANS, THEN MAYBE YOU WILL ONE DAY GET TO BE A PRINCE, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW YOUR A JOKER!!!

  3. Not a big Diddy fan, but agree completely with him. Aretha didn’t become the queen of soul after 1 hit. She was in the game for decades, hit after hit after hit, before she became queen. Full heartedly agree you’ve got to make R&B, and keep making it, before someone can be declared King.

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