YK Osiris has shared his ideas on who he thinks deserves the moniker King of R&B, opting to provide the title to Usher over R. Kelly.
Throughout a current interview with VladTV, the Florida native spoke about his Kehlani function on “Trip,” taken from his King of R&B EP launched in 2021. Osiris made it clear he doesn’t think about himself the King of R&B and revealed Def Jam picked the album title as a advertising and marketing ploy.
Vlad then requested the “Value It” singer who’s deserving of the title, and he stated Usher. The present host then threw R. Kelly’s title within the combine, however YK stood agency in his choice.
“I really like Usher,” YK stated. “R. Kelly, he’s one of many biggest. I like Usher. It’s simply sure issues like R. Kelly is fireplace, however there’s simply sure issues that turns me off somewhat bit. Such as you could be nice all you wish to, it simply sure belongings you gotta uphold. It’s cool; I simply love Usher. Usher is that n-gga. R. Kelly, I don’t know, did a variety of issues that simply doesn’t make sense.”
YK sang a unique tune in 2019 throughout an interview with Sway Calloway the place he gave Chris Brown the title and threw a slight jab at Atlanta native Jacquees, who claimed he was the king of the style and even named his second studio album as such.
“Chris Brown, he’s the king, fa sho,” Osiris stated. “However you gotta perceive, on this era, ain’t a variety of singers. Jacquees, you are feeling me, I don’t assume he actually even mess with me like that. Not music-wise. Now vocals, yeah, he received it. However like music? Nah, fa sho.”
Jacquees responded in a since-deleted put up on Instagram, saying: “I used to be gonna let the little n-gga breathe. YK Osiris, cease knocking on my fucking door. Cease asking me for large bro recommendation. Cease. You had my title in your mouth with Sway; that was a mistake. You may’t sing like me lil’ bro. I needed you to win, I nonetheless do. Don’t deliver my muthafuckin’ title up. You not on my degree — in any respect.”
In 2020, Mario threw himself into the combo too throughout an interview with WGCI Chicago on Instagram Stay. Based on Mario, if the standards relies solely on abilities, he’s the rightful proprietor of the crown.
“If we actually speaking about simply straight, pure ability…” Mario started. “We not speaking about relevance, we not speaking about who places out 100 songs a 12 months – we speaking about, ‘N-gga give me a mic, you get a mic.’ If we simply speaking about that, there’s no one fucking with me. I promise you. On every thing, I put that on my grave.”