Rap beefs are common to the hip-hop genre, and now crooners Chris Brown and Brian McKnight are making it an R&B thing.
Brian, whose recent explicit singles have raised many an eyebrow, recently tweeted a comment that drew ire from Chris.
“Since everyone’s so opinionated I’m taking suggestions on what I should do next I’m thinking rent a lambo and beat the s— outta my girl…,” wrote the former Take Six singer.
Brian also offered a comment that could be considered a jab at R.Kelly.
“Or maybe have sex with a 14 year old girl an film it that’s acceptable these days,” he wrote.
Chris, who struck girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009, interpreted that as a personal attack and didn’t seem to hesitate with his response.
“I see how this works now… When peoples careers get to the ‘nobody cares’ stage they use my name for publicity! Lol. I can’t keep helping these old n!gga$. Its miracle the way I’m bringing the dead alive!” wrote Chris, who opted to take jabs at Brian’s career, and not his personal life.
“I would have gladly wrote you something that would make u look less irrelevant,” tweeted Chris, who described Brian’s newest music as “trash.”
The latest music from Brian has resulted in mostly criticism. He followed up a song about vaginas with one about anal sex for YouPorn.com, according to TMZ.com.
The singer explained that the first song was a parody.
“I’m having fun because basically I have nothing else to do,” he told TMZ in April.
While many viewed his Twitter comments as criticism of his fellow artists, Brian later tweeted that it was more like social observation.
“It’s not shade I’m just reminding all of us what we accept on a daily basis,” he wrote.
See more of Brian’s tweets below.
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—Tracy L. Scott