Miguel Warns R&B Artists: Stay Out of My Lane

The R&B crooner is serious about protecting his creative space.

Posted: 06/06/2012 06:42 PM EDT

Miguel may be known for his smooth R&B and electro funk, but the "Sure Thing" singer says he won't hesitate to rough up the competition in a recent interview.

In a sit-down with Mia SayWhat of Philadelphia's Power 99, Miguel warned his fellow R&B singers: Stay out of his lane or he will “f--- you up.”

“I’m just gonna say, Don’t nobody out there step into my f----n’ lane. Stay where you’re at,” he declared in the middle of a discussion about his new music. “I’m a competitive person and what I’m saying is I’m solidifying my lane and don’t f-----g come over here ’cause I will f--- you up.”

Miguel, a BET Music Matters artist, didn't name anyone in particular who might be encroaching on his territory, but said all artists should express themselves as individuals.

“I want everyone to express themselves in a unique way," he said. "I’m saying that in an aggressive way 'cause that’s how I really feel, but what I mean by that is find your own thing to do and create your own lane.”

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter recently released the trilogy of free EPs, Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1-3. He's currently working on a full-length follow-up to his 2010 debut, All I Want Is You.


Mig’s competitive fire will surely burn as he battles music heavyweights Usher and Chris Brown for Best Male R&B Artist at this year’s BET Awards.


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