Mindy Small/FilmMagicSinger-songwriter Jacquees isn’t one to play coy when it comes to flaunting his talents, but his latest claim regarding his musical talent appeared to be just a bit too bold for his fans and others alike.
Early Sunday night, the Cash Money Records signee sent the Internet into a frenzy after proclaiming himself to be “the king of R&B” via social media.
“I just wanna let everybody know that I’m the king of R&B right now,” Jacquees said in a video posted online. “For this generation, I understand who done came and who done did that and that and that, but now it’s my time.”
Many social media users collectively raised an eyebrow at the assertion, including Tyrese, who took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the matter.
“Ima keep it stack with you,” the Transformers star wrote in a lengthy post. “The young kings of this generation that’s been running s**t since day one are Chris Brown and Trey Songz.”
“You got this out of the Tekashi 6ix9ine playbook. Stop trolling, my n***a. Get back in the booth,” he continued.
A few hours later, Tank also offered up his opinion of the 24-year-old’s statement.
“First, R.Kelly is the king of R&B. The accusations don’t disqualify what he’s accomplished,” Tank began his Instagram rebuttal. “Second, if you can’t go in the studio by yourself and make a hit record, you’re not my king. If you can’t sing it better live, you’re not my king.”
He added, “I appreciate all the talent out there, but we are using the word ‘king’ too loosely.”
So far, Jacquees hasn’t walked back his statement.