Usher Reacts To Diddy’s ‘R&B Is Dead’ Topic

“He sounds nuts to me. It sounds crazy.”

R&B heavyweight Usher is weighing in on the state of the music genre and if the popular sound is really dead.

In a conversation on SiriusXM and Radio Andy’s “Bevelations,”, Usher clarified that some folks might not “understand the basis” of the genre.

“How can something come out 20 some odd years ago, and then all of a sudden have a resurgence in a way that people just want to talk about it, sing it, [and] enjoy,” the Grammy award-winning artist shared. “It’s because it’s classic.”

Adding, “R&B is timeless, it ain’t gonna go away.”

The entertainer also chimed in on Diddy’s previously posed question “Is R&B Dead?”

“He sounds nuts to me. It sounds crazy,” he said of the Bad Boy Records founder. “Especially knowing he was a pioneer and understanding and beneficiary of it.”

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Usher went on to explain that the root of R&B is Hip Hop.

“There would be no Hip Hop if there was no R&B,” he continued. “It’s blasphemous to hear people say anything, especially Hip Hop cats, to say anything about R&B. It’s been there. It’s gonna stay there as long as you exist.”

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Diddy also cleared up any confusion when it comes to the debate surrounding the state of R&B music and headed to his Twitter to respond to the question that he posed on Aug. 17.

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In case you missed it, the music executive and entertainer asked his 15 million followers “Who killed R&B?” on his social media before heading into an Instagram Live with Mary J. Blige.

“You can't kill something that's in our DNA,” Blige previously stated. “It's gonna keep transitioning from generation to generation to generation to generation.”

Several social media users also responded with their own comments about R&B and the transformative genre.

Diddy has returned to his Twitter, where it all started, to give his final thoughts after having IG Live conversations with record producers Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, Kehlani, Summer Walker and Tory Lanez.

“It’s been 3 days of the debate…This is the clarity of the message…It’s not disrespect to anybody,” he wrote on Saturday (Aug. 20). “This conversation was out of love and me purposely wanting to bring attention to R&B! It was something that I saw the effect of the Hip hop and R&B balance. That balance is honesty and realness when it comes together, melodies, vulnerability and most importantly LOVE!!!”

Listen to Usher’s response to the debate below:

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