Photo Credit: Trick Daddy/Instagram; Beyonce/Instagram

Rapper and reality star Trick Daddy was trending last night for saying Beyonce couldn’t sing on Clubhouse. He was #1 on the list, come to think about it. And his comments were lit TF up. Nothing but bee emojis were being directed at him which is funny because it has truly been years since the Beyhive has had to gather a celebrity. But holding fast to his words, he went on Instagram and named all the people he felt were more talented than her to include Stephanie Mills, Pattie Labelle, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Adele.

And so how did we get here? His original words last night were “Beyoncé ain’t trying to get back into music and nothin’ like that. Beyoncé don’t write music, and barely can sing her motherf***ing stuff–Beyoncé can’t sing! Man, I watched my godmama train Beyoncé–give her vocal lessons all her career.”

Then he chose more violence and decided to dunk on Jay-Z for a minute saying, “Imma pop an opinion right now: Beyoncé is to R&B what Jay-Z is to New York. That’s why they together. Jay-Z ain’t ever won the greatest rapper alive. Who ever put him on the level of that? New York lost Biggie, they needed a hero. They wanted to be the mecca of hip-hop, and they just handed it over to Jay-Z. You go back and you do the history of record deals and all that. Man, DMX was doing 10-15 million an album. Remember, Jay-Z changed his name 3-4 times.”

Then he accused Hov of buying his big hit Big Pimpin. “The first time y’all ever heard of Jay-Z, he got a record with some n***as from down south called ‘Big Pimpin”. And they’ll tell ya’ll right now, Jay-Z’s Southern… But they ain’t gon’ tell you Jay-Z bought the motherf***ing song after the b***h got big. Ain’t nothing about that record is no east coast, New York record! Nothing about that. And at that time, what east coast n***a came and got a n***a from the south to do a record with him, man?”

So I’ll add that this isn’t the first time I’ve heard that Beyonce couldn’t sing. People have their opinions but it reminds me of the time Lil Mo asked who was this generation’s Whitney… or Michael. I forgot which she asked, but she said Beyonce. When her Mentions went up in flames, she then asked, if not her, then who else? Well, there wasn’t anyone else. Beyonce is an amazing performer and when she first came out she was more of a ballad singer. That’s because she came from the 90s. That is a 90s era form of music and she’s adjusted since. That’s why a lot of older people don’t feel that she holds a candle to some of her priors but as Mo said, if not her, then who else is going to take the title of this generation’s greatest vocalist?