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

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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.”


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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.


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Chris Brown chimed in on a more diplomatic note.


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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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