YK Osiris is taking Bryson Tiller out of the conversation.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, the “Worth It” singer weighed in on the current state of R&B and his male competition. “Right now, there’s not a lot of R&B singers right now. There’s not,” he said.
The interviewer brought up some of his peers, including Daniel Caesar, Jacquees, and Bryson Tiller. But YK apparently doesn’t see the Trapsoul crooner as a threat.
“Bryson Tiller?” he responded. “Nah, not right now.”
“He’s in your generation, though,” said the interviewer before YK replied, “Yeah, but not right now. Nobody listen to Bryson Tiller.”
yk osiris told me no one listens to bryson tiller anymore. i almost cried https://t.co/Bfdu8bee8z
— my otter academia (@ottergawd) October 18, 2019
The 21-year-old crooner also had some words for the self-proclaimed “king of R&B,” Jacquees. “Jacquees ain’t really on my level,” he said. “I don’t feel like he’s on my level. Vocally, yes. But music-wise, nah.”
He added, “For me to be young, to sing sexual . . . Nah, I don’t think he coming like that.”
Earlier this month, YK released his debut album, The Golden Child, featuring the double platinum hit “Worth It.” And he’s confident that he can back up his claims. “Hey, man, numbers don’t lie. Men lie, women lie, but numbers don’t.”
The battle for the throne continues. YK hasn’t been shy to declare himself the new “king of R&B.” “I’m the king of R&B of this generation,” he said on Instagram. “There’s nobody else.”
But Jacquees is not about to give up his seat. In a since-deleted video, he fired back at his younger peer. “YK Osiris, stop fu**in’ knockin’ on my door. Stop asking me for big bro advice. Stop!” he said. “You can’t sing like me little bro. I wanted you to win, I still do. Don’t bring my motherfu**in’ name up. You not on my level—at all.”