Prince Williams/Wireimage Jacquees has found a supporter in veteran producer and songwriter The-Dream.
On Thursday, the highly-decorated R&B artist sat down with Apple Music’s Beats 1 to discuss his forthcoming project, Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3, as well offer up his thoughts on the heated “king of R&B” debate. Bottom line: The-Dream is backing Jacquees’ bold proclamation.
“[Jacquees] said he the king. You gotta be the king man, you know. That’s how you gotta talk, man. You gotta talk that way,” the “Love on Top” songwriter begins.
“I did the same thing before I wrote ‘Single Ladies.’ I walked in the studio and I was known for talking myself into a corner,” he continues. “I was like, ‘I have to have it.’ If it’s not like that, I won’t build up to the place. And everybody took that for as me being asinine at the time.”
He added, “That was..how I dealt with pressure and everything. So I walked into the studio, [and said] ‘I don’t know who got the single in here, but you ain’t got it no more.’ [And] I didn’t know what I was going to write!”
Despite The-Dream’s co-sign, Jacquees has faced extreme criticism over his statement from the likes of Trey Songz, Tank, Bobby Brown and more.
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