Usher Embraces Being Called “The King Of R&B”

Usher Embraces Being Called “The King Of R&B” Usher recently spoke up on Diddy’s declaration that “R&B is dead,” telling Bevy Smith on her Sirius XM show, “So, when I do hear people, even like Puff saying, ‘R&B is dead,’ he sounds nuts to me. It sounds crazy especially knowing he was a pioneer in understanding and beneficiary of it.” On her “Bevelations” show, Bevy Smith said Usher is ready to sit on the “King of R&B” throne, to which Usher agreed.  “If you call me that, I’ll definitely carry it. I’m gonna tilt my crown knowing that I’m standing on the shoulders of all of the icons of our time,” responded Usher. After acknowledging R&B legends such as Michael Jackson, James Brown, Ronald Isley, Luther Vandross, Barry White, Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye, Little Richard, Rick James, and Prince, Usher said, “King, whatever you wanna call it. Yeah, I’ve been working to the point where I do own that, and I do deserve that. And I ain’t gonna ask for it no more. You’re gonna give it because I did work for it.” Do you agree that Usher should hold the R&B crown?