News: Trey Songz Continues to Taunt R. Kelly, "He's An Old Man"

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2009 12:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Though R. Kelly has brushed off his previous disses, R&B singer Trey Songz is continuing to challenge the Grammy-winning singer by questioning his lyrical ability.

The Virginia-based crooner also spoke on his reaction to Drake crowning him the greatest R&B singer of their generation.

"It made me feel great, Drake's my brother so he's going to say that about me," Songz explained in an interview. "I'll do whatever it takes to make his words [true] and to bring his words to life. I feel like it takes a lot to be the number one R&B singer. I mean, I'm the number one R&B singer right now. I would say that as far as right now, current times hottest artist right now in the moment, but I think it takes a lot of consistency, it takes longevity and a lot more than what I've done in the past year...I'm not the greatest right now, I will say that, but I will be... At this point I feel like R. Kelly knows if he was to step in that arena with me as far as lyrically, wordplay or metaphorically in that arena after the way I came on 'Death of Kells.' Kellis is older, he's an old man." (Global Grind)

R.Kelly recently revealed his feelings about Songz' diss, "Death of Kells," earlier this summer.

"When you're a king...I don't get into the challenges anymore," Kells told a panel of journalists. "What is an elephant gonna do when an ant or a fly lands on them? Those guys got some growing up to do. That's something I would have answered 20 years ago." (SOHH On The Scene)

Songz previously expressed his issues with Kells in a blog posting earlier this summer.

"When I heard Jay-Z's "Death of Autotune" my first thought was when will R. Kelly stop using it," he wrote. "The King of R&B with a autotune filled mixtape (not to mention a auto tuned "Double Up" album) disappoints me. If throwing rocks at the throne wakes up the King, consider them thrown. I just want R. Kelly back.." (SOHH Soulful)

Trey's diss record mocked the renowned singer's presence in today's revolving R&B game.

"I mean like for real, who wanna hear Kells with auto tune, do you, that's some bullsh*t, Hov you've done started some sh*t baby," Songz says in the intro. "They keep comparing me man, I'm a new breed! This a farewell, throw 'em down the stairwell, and if he wants to compare sells with old Kells that ain't fair, well he's a legend but I'm fresher/Check out my dresser I'm such a dresser/42 to 24 and I ain't talking skull bones, trigger 24 I'm about to get my colburn fresh out the shower and I ain't got a robe on/It's for the ladies yo." ("Death of Kells")

Check out Trey Songz's "Death of Kells" below:

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