Bobby Brown confidently proclaimed the title of King of R&B when TMZ approached him with the question.

As he was leaving the Beverly Hills restaurant Vio Allora, the New Edition vet said, “They want the title, they have to battle me,” he says. “That’s If you want the title, you have to battle me. I didn’t really want to talk about it, but I’ve been seeing it on Instagram and social media and to me, it’s like, you want the title, battle me. Live on stage. Me vs. anybody. It doesn’t matter who it is.”

In fact, Bobby Brown went on to shade Jacquees and said Usher is the only one eligible to battle him. “Chris Brown’s a bad boy. Usher’s a bad boy. If anyone deserves the title, it would be one of them,” he says. “Still got R. Kelly, you know? I turned 50 so, you know, I need to relinquish the title anyway [laughs]. I’d give it up to Usher. That’s like my son. He’s that good that I think he should battle like Chris Brown. He’s [Jacquees] not even recognizable. I don’t even know his music.”

Jacquees ignited the King of R&B debate when he hopped on social media and said that he was the King of R&B of this generation. Several celebrities weighed in on the debate including Diddy, Tank, Keith Sweat, Dave Chapelle, and more.