In an interview with Sway last week, YK Osiris addressed his recent proclamation on Instagram that he is “the king of RNB of this generation.” While he never clearly defined the parameters of “this generation,” the 21-year-old argued that there aren’t many competitors vying for the R&B crown at the moment. “Chris Brown is a king fosho,” YK said. “You gotta, in this generation, ain’t no lot of singers. Jacquees… I don’t think he really messing with me like that, not music-wise.” He did concede that Jacquees has got some vocal talent, but the bottom line was that he thinks Jacquees does not compare to him when it comes to songwriting. In a move that rather blatantly exposed this name-dropping as a promotional tactic, YK Osiris then directed the audience to listen to his new album to determine whether he’s mistaken in his views.
“Ay, man. I was gonna let the n*** breath. YK Osiris, stop f*cking knocking on my door. Stop asking me for big bro advice. Stop. You had my name in your mouth with Sway. That was a mistake. You can’t sing like me, lil bro. I wanted you to win – I still do. Stop bringing my muhfuckin name up. You not on my level. At all.”