Having penned hits for the likes of many-an-R&B crooner including Usher, Mario, and more, singer-songwriter Elijah Blake – a lauded performer himself – doesn’t take it lightly when people appoint themselves honorific titles in the genre.
Case in point? Jacquees.
Setting headlines alight in late 2018 when he crowned himself R&B’s leading male monarch (a point he reiterated by titling his sophomore album ‘King of R&B’), the announcement not only garnered criticism but also ridicule from some of R. Kelly, Keith Sweat, and Usher‘s staunchest supporters.
To double down on the fan sentiment, Blake – just a day before Quees’ hometown touch down for the final date of his ‘King of R&B Tour’ – took to Keyshia Cole‘s Fox Soul talk show, ‘One on One,’ to tell viewers the ‘B.E.D.’ singer’s imaginary reign is limited solely to a fast food chain.
Hear it from his lips inside:
Start at the :45 mark: