Jacquees sparked quite the debate when he called himself the king of R&B. During Saturday’s (Dec. 15) V-103 Winterfest in Atlanta, TMZ ran up on Keith Sweat backstage to get his thoughts on the R&B throne. The 4275 singer was nearby and got wind of the conversation, injecting himself into the camera’s view to explain that he was the king of his generation and Sweat’s reign was no longer.
Soon after, Jacquees did an interview at the festival alongside the NYC-bred icon, Big Tigger, and Tank. Keith Sweat began to recount the incident and the 24-year-old crooner realized how his actions could’ve been deemed disrespectful, so he rightly apologized to the “Nobody” artist.
“We just got in a confrontation. Bro finna try to whoop me or something,” Jacquees shared to initially break the tension. Sweat detailed how a camera was stuck in his face and he actually wanted nothing to do with the king of R&B conversation. “So you need to apologize, young man,” Sweat said. “I’m sorry, apologies,” the Georgia native quickly replied. No love was lost and everything seemed to be smoothed over, as the group enjoyed a laugh about the entire situation.
The “king” debate has even seeped into the rap realm. Gucci Mane popped up on comedian Rickey Smiley’s radio show in promotion of his Evil Genius album, where he weighed in to crown himself as the greatest. “I know the king of rap, me,” Guwop emphatically stated. When Smiley replied with Eminem as his possible selection, Gucci was appalled.
“You’ve gotta come with a better name than that! I ain’t playing Eminem in my car,” he said. “That ain’t even worth — I ain’t playing him in my car. You play him in yours? You sliding around playing Eminem in your car with your old lady?!”
Watch Jacquees apologizing to Keith Sweat below.