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Diddy Saying “R&B Is Dead” Sounds “Nuts To Me,” According To Usher

The debate over whether or not R&B is still alive is not yet over. When he questioned the health of the genre today, Sean “Diddy” Combs released a beast, although the mogul didn’t necessarily start the conversation. Music fans have been discussing R&B’s effect today vs its heyday from the 1980s through the 2000s.

Although there are many crooners singing praise-worthy songs, Diddy didn’t think R&B was still in existence. Later, he provided clarification, but the criticism had already started. Usher brought up the controversial topic in a recent interview with Bevy Smith and joined the camp of those who don’t think R&B has died.

“When I hear people say stuff like ‘What happened to R&B?’ or ‘R&B is dead’…it’s not. You just don’t understand the basis of it. Matter fact, maybe I need a reminder, an understanding of what it is. How can something come out 20-some-odd years ago, and then all of a sudden have a resurgence in a way that people just wanna talk about it, sing it, enjoy it? That’s because it’s classic. That’s ‘Superstar.’ That’s R&B.”

“That’s what R&B is. R&B is timeless, it ain’t gonna go away,” Usher went on. “So, when I do hear people, even like Puff saying ‘R&B is dead,’ he sounds nuts to me.

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