Tevin Campbell Says R. Kelly Can Battle Usher In A Verzuz

The “Can We Talk” artist explained why he thinks the match-up makes sense.

After Tevin Campbell surprised fans during Usher’s Las Vegas residency to perform his classic hit “Can We Talk,” he believes that the “King of R&B” could challenge R.Kelly in a Verzuz.

In a conversation with TMZ, Campbell was asked who he believes can match Usher when it comes to their discography for the popular music match-up.

“I just know that Usher is great, he’s a great artist. We can all be kings and be great at what we do and still co-exist as kings,” he said before responding to who he thinks could go head-to-head with Usher in a Verzuz.

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“There’s R. Kelly. I’m not saying anybody can beat [Usher] but R. Kelly has a lot of hits and he wrote all of them,” he adds. “When I think of an R&B artist who has had a lot of hits, I think of R. Kelly and not only his hits [but] he’s written for so many other people.”

Adding, “I think that whole Verzuz thing is great but I just don’t believe in the competition.”

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In case you missed it, video clips of his latest shows show the My Way artist bringing up R&B artist Tevin Campbell on stage to sing his classic hit “Can We Talk” before Usher candidly serenaded the incomparable Anita Baker, who was seen in the VIP section, with his track “Superstar.”

“When legends come out to play… #UsherMyWay … thank you #TevinCampbell,” Usher wrote on Twitter giving his flowers the R&B great.

New dates for Usher’s My Way The Las Vegas Residency kick off on March 3, 2023, and run through July 15, 2023, after selling out all of his upcoming shows for 2022.

When it comes to R. Kelly, the disgraced R&B artist who is currently serving a 30-year federal prison sentence for sex trafficking and standing trial in a second federal case in Chicago, his award winning career as an entertainer is cemented with his three Grammy awards and 26 Grammy nominations.

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