Cash Money crooner Jacquees broke the internet when his declaration that he is “this generation’s King of R&B” spread through social media like the plague. Hit makers like Tyrese, Tank, J. Holiday, Pleasure P, John Legend all weighed in with their opinions on who they feel is better suited for the throne, regardless of generational gaps.
The internet is still at odds over who the “true” king is and is doesn’t seem like there’ll ever be a definitive end to the age-old debate. Since the viral explosion yesterday (Dec. 11), more soulful phenoms like Trey Songz, Omarion, Bobby Valentino and Jeremih have stepped forward to place on their bets on who can take the crown, but some had more to say than others.
“‘The King of R&B’… ah man, I love this,” he began. “This is the first time R&B guys are actually getting together cause we don’t do nothing together. We all just like separate like R&B is just the most poppin’ genre of music.”Bobby, then declared, “it’s actually at the bottom of the barrel right now.”
His choice to claim the crown? The “Anonymous” crooner made sure to set the record straight. “First of all, the kings of R&B, plural, they’re both dead. After that, you got R. Kelly, Usher, then a couple other guys at [holding the third and fourth spot], then it’s up for discussion.”
“Everybody gon bring out a different crowd and let’s see who got the best vocals every night. Let’s see who bring it every night and we let the people decide. It’s real simple.”
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