Kehlani‘s sophomore album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t has been doing impressive numbers in its first week, and might be making a bit of R&B history in the process. Not according to Justin Bieber, however, who thinks he should be given the praise for having the first #1 R&B album in a long time – Twitter thinks not.
Yesterday, 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 ;)”
Yes, Biebz is known to make is fans cheat streams for his songs to top charts, but to his credit it works: Changes did top the Billboard 200 charts. Yet, while Changes was technically listed as R&B, not everyone is convinced the album deserves that designation.
Following Bieber’s comment, many members of Kehlani’s Tsunami Mob and die-hard R&B fans are schooling Justin on the Rhythm and Blues, arguing that Changes was, in fact, a pop record, calling it a “ringtone album.” Scroll down to see some of the best Twitter reactions.
Inserting himself in black women’s business as usual… changes Motorola ringtone flop album
— titania (@skinnyandvegan) May 14, 2020
Changes was a ringtone album
— ً (@rihtheral) May 14, 2020