Too Grown For This: Lyfe Jennings And Raheem DeVaughn Beefing On Twitter?

August 29, 2013  |  

It’s a sad day when two grown men are arguing over nothing over Twitter. It’s even more sad when one of those men is still on parole and should be trying to keep his nose clean. But this is where we are right now with Lyfe Jennings and Raheem DeVaughn.

So it all started when Lyfe Jennings took a page from Kendrick Lamar’s book and issued an R&B challenge. (Don’t laugh.) This is what Lyfe had to say:

“Ima do what Lamar did but n the r&b game. Ima issue a friendly challenge. Im writin now.r&b get ready! Ima name names too! Get ya pens out!!”

Jennings challenged artists like Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Raheem Devaughn, Musiq Soulchild, Jaheim. Artists he claims he respects.

But apparently…or according to Lyfe, Raheem DeVaughn didn’t take too kindly to being called out. On Lyfe’s Twitter page…where all of this so-called “beef” is happening, because DeVaughn is not engaging, Jennings said that Raheem DeVaughn said he didn’t want to ride in a car with him because of this challenge.

And then he popped off as follows:

First, R&B is not Hip Hop. Your music should be about love and relationships and not fighting with other dudes…via Twitter, no less. Secondly, it’s painfully and embarrassingly clear that Lyfe is the only one trippin’. Even if Raheem said he didn’t want to ride with you in the car, why are you mad?! Furthermore, you’re the one looking like an idiot when he doesn’t respond to your tweets…TWEETS! What else can I say but this is really some dumb ish and it seems like Lyfe, who is a talented vocalist–without all the theatrics–, is trying to get some shine from all of this. Sad day, indeed.

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  • deepbrownsista

    Sounds like Lyfe is talking in the wind…

  • Ms. Kameria

    So….what was the “challenge”? Who could hit the highest note? Who could write the “best” R&B song? Most R&B music (today) is usually about the same things anyway. Am I missing something?


    between these two…chris brown getting into it with frank ocean..and drake(another rnb artist) i’d say rnb has become more gangsta than hip hop at this point…notice that the control verse by kendrick lamar that everyone has been talking about named alot of relevant artists but none of them responded to him, yet these dudes ready to call up the homies…lol i cant with this

  • KeeKeeAlNatural

    Lyfe is always writing these songs about what you should or shouldn’t do…..How about he write a song about his own jacked up life. This dude is a double standard. Sit Down. As for Raheem, stop acting like a lil punk. Talking about getting the goons. Handle your business yourself. Aint nobody scared of no goons. smh

  • Paul Dronette

    Where are Devaughn’s tweets??

  • Losh

    You know, Lyfe, sometimes people do things for the simplest reasons. Maybe Raheem doesn’t want to ride in the car with you because you smell like Black and Mild wrappers and are slightly musty but he didn’t want to bring it up. I’m not saying that you do smell that way, but Raheem might think you do. It does look like a possibility.

  • JaneDoe

    My friend has a little girl for lyfe and I don’t know how she deals with his ignorant a**. He seems so bipolar to me

  • realadulttalk

    I used to love me some Lyfe–his first cd was so real–his real life is in shambles.

  • Reallytruly

    How stupid and childish, step up ur own game.

  • Reese

    That’s the problem with R&B music now R&B singer wants to be thugs and gangsters, they can’t leave that crap to the rappers. SMH, both of them are too dang old to be cyber beefing.

    • realadulttalk

      Well in the case of Lyfe–he’s a thug turned r&b singer…turned thug who sings r&b. I think he’s just having an identity crisis.

      • Reese

        Yeah I remember hearing about him doing time more than once but that doesn’t change the fact he is still too old to be e-beefing lol.

  • bluekissess

    This has to be a joke