*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
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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— Diddy (@Diddy) December 11, 2018
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.”
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