Diddy is clearing up any of the haze and 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.
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.
Now 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!!!”
Adding, “This message is that [the] R&B game needs more love, vulnerability, support!!”
In Diddy’s chat with Blige, she also gave out virtual flowers to some of the greats in the R&B game including Chaka Khan, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Jazmine Sullivan, and SWV, before reiterating that these artists and their contributions to R&B can't be "killed."
“They wanna call it 'Popular Music' [when] Adele and Justin Timberlake get ahold to it,” Blige explained. “But it's been popular music! We've been had it!”