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Jacquees Says He's the King of R&B and People Are Mad About it

Nobody wins when the family feuds.

Jacquees has a take and it's hot.

The Atlanta singer posted a video to his Instagram account with the caption, "Fuck it!!!" saying, "I just wanna let everybody know that I'm the king of R&B right now for this generation."

He continued, "I understand who done came and who done did that, and that, but now, it's my turn... I'm the new king of R&B."

People are mad.

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The 24-year-old Atlanta artist — who released his debut album 4275 in June of 2018, along with a slew of acclaimed remixes he so aptly calls "QueMixes" — was met with internet backlash.

Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign had a word — or emoji, rather — for Jacquees.

Meanwhile, Pretty Ricky lead singer Pleasure P took to Instagram to address singer, J. Holiday. He captioned a video with "i want all the smoke," adding, " "You know you my bro, but first and foremost, the two gentlemen that has a song called 'B.E.D.' shouldn't be arguing amongst the R&B community. Secondly, [for his generation,] he's supposed to feel like that."

He even proffered a solution, writing, "Since we're all friends, we should put out a song at the same time on the same day and let the public decide who got the best record."

He ended with a brief haranguing of the R&B community, saying, "Nobody should be the king of anything. Everybody got hits. Everybody should tour together and uplift each other. That's the problem with R&B niggas. R&B niggas always wanna act like they better."

Tank argued "vocal ability" over sales as the main qualifier for king status. In an Instagram post, he wrote, "R. Kelly is the king of R&B." And Jamie Foxx cosigned with a "preach," in the comments section.

Chris Brown chimed in on a more diplomatic note.

Fans and critics were especially up in arms about the proclamation, took to Twitter to get a few bars off.

Given that Jacquees' particular strain of R&B functions with adjacency to hip-hop, maybe he's just taking a cue from the rapper braggadocio handbook and giving himself props. After all, if you don't believe in yourself, who else will?

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