Tank & Tyrese At Odds With Crooner Jacquees Over “King Of R&B” Comments
Singer Jacquees has been on the scene for a while now, remixing old songs from the 90s and early 2000s with his own unique smooth tone and musical arrangements.
The R&B crooner went viral recently when his remix of Ella Mai’s “Trip,” garnered more traction and play than the original.
Since then, Jacquees went on to release an album, perform at the Soul Train Music Awards, and is now gearing up for his tour. All of the publicity has the star clearly feeling confident about himself and his abilities, with the 24-year-old recently crowning himself the “King of R&B.”
His declaration ruffled the feathers of R&B stars Tank and Tyrese, who both took to social media to kindly ask the young singer to eat some humble pie.
“First R. Kelly is the king of R&B,” Tank told his followers. “The accusations don’t disqualify what he’s accomplished. Second, if you can’t go in he studio by yourself and make a hit record, you’re not my king,” the ‘When We’ artist continued.
Detractors have criticized Jacquees from riding to fame by remixing other’s hits versus showcasing originality all his own.
Tyrese added to the conversation by saying Chris Brown and Trey Songs are really the R&B kings of a generation.
“This ain’t hip hop my N***a,” Tyrese said to the rising star. “You can’t come in this game and get hot for a year and then try an T69 n*****s and throw that there word king around.”
Did Jacquees speak too soon? Or is this backlash all a part of the plan?