Mississippi-bred rapper-turned-actor David Banner has been relatively hush for awhile when it comes to the hip-hop world. However, it seems that Jacquees’ gusty proclamation about him being the “king of R&B” has rendered more opinions on the subject than he probably bargained for. Emerging from his Hollywood shield, the “Play” emcee penned a tweet with his thoughts on the debate breaking the internet.
Tank felt the crown should be award to the person with “vocal ability, longevity, sales, consistency and relevancy.” Diddy believes the term is used too freely. In a lengthy video, he stated, “I understand the concept that we are all kings, but if we’re talking about that in the competitive arena of music, cats give away the ‘king’ thing too early. A couple of hits ain’t gon do it…” Many others agreed with Puff’s stance and laughed off Jacquees’ comment.
However, Banner felt stronger about the word. He began, “A King serves the kingdom. A God answers the prayers of the people…”
Well, you’re actually “a selfish f*ck with a little bread,” according to the Saints & Sinners star. Grand Hustle rapper T.I. chimed in with a curt co-sign. He reposted the tweet and said, “truer words never spoken sir! #What It Means To Be King.”
The religious approach is definitely a plot twist we didn't see coming, and not-so-subtle album plug amasses some side-eye, but talk your talk.
Meanwhile, "King" Jacquees is teasing new tunes on Twitter.
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