December 18, 2018
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If you haven’t heard by now, there’s a very heated “King of R&B” debate that’s been happening and it’s gotten a little out of hand. It all started when the 24-year-old singer, Jacquees took to social media to proclaim himself the “King of R&B” of this generation.
“I just wanna let everybody know that I’m the king of R&B right now, for this generation. I understand who done came and who done did that and that and that, but now it’s my turn — Jacquees — the king of R&B.”
Let’s be honest, that’s a pretty bold statement for this young man to make. Since then, many like Usher, Tyrese, Tank, and Trey Songz have added their two cents to the debate.
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And most recently Keith Sweat was asked to weigh in. Over the weekend at V103’s Winterfest, Big Tigger got Keith, Tank and the self-proclaimed “King of R&B” together and things got interesting. Watch below:
The “Nobody” singer gave some context to a situation that happened between him and Jacquees prior to the interview. After being asked about the debate, he told a cameraman: “I’m the king of getting that bag,” to which Jacquees thought it would be the perfect time to reaffirm his status as the king and state that Sweat is “the king of back then.” The “Boo’d Up Quemix” singer apologized to Keith for interrupting him since he only heard the word “king” and figured he was trying to dethrone him.
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Despite the awkward discussion, Keith wants us all to know he’s still in the game: “I’m still getting that bag, I don’t know what he’s talking about.” At the end of it all, Tank actually thanked the young singer for keeping the R&B conversation alive and giving the genre international recognition.
Aside from defending his title, Jacquees recently gifted his mother with a $100K gift at her wedding, and it was quite the show of love for the woman who’s held him down all these years.
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