While Kehlani was receiving praise for the release of her highly anticipated album, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, doing impressive numbers on the charts. While many fans were showing her love for making R&B history, Justin Bieber decided to chime in expecting praise before claiming he was the one who actually made history–and got dragged.
On Thursday (May 14), Kehlani asked fans to continue supporting It Was Good Until It Wasn’t in order to get a “strictly R&B album” to #1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in “in a long time.” She wrote on Instagram. “Our genre isn’t dead, our genre deserves! … stream awayyy!”
Shortly after Lani shared the post, Justin Bieber took it upon himself give an uncalled for correction in the comments section, “Changes was rnb ;)”
While Justin Bieber’s album, Changes, did do impressive numbers with the release, many fans are checking Justin Bieber over his comment due to some fans not classifying him as R&B. Despite many considering him more of a pop artist, Changes has been classified as R&B and not only debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also earned Bieber his first No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top R&B Albums charts. Regardless of this fact, many fans objected so much to his classification that they went so far as to call his genre “ringtone album.”
While Kehlani didn’t take the jab personal, that didn’t stop her fans from going in on Bieber with jokes while others opted to educate the “Yummy” rapper on what they felt was the difference between the two artist’s sound. Ultimately, Kehlani wanted no parts of the Bieber slander and took to Twitter to make her position clear.
Check out fans’ reactions below.
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bustin jieber got some NERVE leave kehlani alone pic.twitter.com/1GbOuFKj3D— RUBY 🌈 (@17MINUTESX) May 14, 2020
If I was Kehlani he would be blocked— diana (@jbzlut) May 14, 2020
Kehlani posted about hoping to get the first #1 R&B album in a long time and Justin Bieber in the comments talking about “Changes was R&B”— B. Simone’s Eyebrows (@TheGiftOfJAB) May 14, 2020
Was it? pic.twitter.com/K6HgQZNnbK
justin bieber thinking his Changes album is R&B is the funniest thing i’ve heard all week.— trin🧚 (@trinitylynne05) May 15, 2020
I don’t care what Justin Bieber thinks no music he makes is R&B. NONE— Brandn Somethin’ (@BrandnMichael) May 15, 2020
Just because he says it don’t make it so - 😂😂😂
This is bullshit for Bieber to do. Even if you do categorize your album as R&B, don’t hop on her socials to downplay what’s she’s doing and promote yourself. Corny. https://t.co/mLSNTykhlM— Nathan Graham (@TheNathanGraham) May 14, 2020
Justin Bieber really said his latest album was r&b... to who babes...— Nia 🦦 (@NIAAAA21) May 14, 2020
justin bieber thinking that his album is r&b cause he collaborated w black artists NEXT CALLERRRRRR— deja 🍃 (@medeecine) May 14, 2020