The "King of R&B" debate has turned into a truly wild meme
11 December 2018, 12:03 | Updated: 11 December 2018, 12:33
Would the real King of R&B please stand up?
When Jacquees boldly declared himself the "King of R&B" he probably wasn't expecting this reaction. The 'You' singer stated in a video posted to Instagram that he was the best artist in the R&B game right now – and the internet wasn't having it.
"I just wanna let everybody know that I'm the king of R&B right now," he stated. "For this generation, I understand who done came and who done did that and that and that, but now it's my time. Jacquees the king of R&B."
Of course, not everyone agreed him. Many suggested Chris Brown (urgh) or Usher would hold that title considering their impact on the industry and the amount of records they had sold. Kehlani suggested Beyoncé would be King of R&B because, c'mon it's just Beyoncé. Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen put her husband John Legend forward for the crown. It wasn't just celebrities, though, everyone had their own opinion and a heated debate on who was the real King of R&B ensued.
Naturally, people found a way to turn all the reactions and responses into a truly wild variety of memes. The internet is a marvellous place, indeed.
Joanne the Scammer with the shade.
Jacquees- “I just want to let everybody know that I’m the King of RnB right now”— The Diary of Nicole Banks (@theempressnic) December 10, 2018
The ACTUAL Kings of RnB: pic.twitter.com/DF4tiaOEfS
An absolute classic.
The tea is Ice JJ Fish is the true king of RnB. pic.twitter.com/7UQVEE7Iyy— Destiny🎄 (@brunoshipthrust) December 11, 2018
How could you forget Demarcus?
Wig = snatched.
The production value speaks to me.
These guys had their vocals down.
A smooth duet.
how y’all talking about the king of r&b and forgot about these legends pic.twitter.com/mNAsC9Os31— kodak fan acc (@istilllovejon) December 10, 2018
Let us not forget these Grecian Queens.
IDK about this King of R&B convo y'all are having but these are DEFINITELY the Queens. pic.twitter.com/tyhSlG0ooN— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) December 10, 2018
The old school collab we needed.
the real king of r&b fax no printer pic.twitter.com/zoALT1jzqp— La Bronze James (@jackieaina) December 11, 2018
Did someone say King of R&B? pic.twitter.com/47FmaKLZJX— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTARRTODAY) December 11, 2018
Steve Smith can actually break it down.
Steve Smith from American Dad is definitely the king of R&B lol pic.twitter.com/Xn0gVNkvSO— Dec. 13th 🎉🎁 (@_RobJay) December 10, 2018