"Here's my R&B Challenge #TAG the REAL R&B Soul Singers and see if they will 'Accept' the challenge," Tyrese wrote on Instagram. "In their response they just have to write 'I accept' #BlackRoseAlbum has 1 ft Snoop...... On my song #DumbShit otherwise you already know what I came with - pure R&B Soul...."
Tyrese's "challenge" was met with criticism from Tank, who believed his statements were shady and a way to brag on his accomplishments. In the comments section of Tyrese's post, Tank wrote:
"Already did that in 2007 on an album called 'Sex, Love, and Pain'. It was nominated for 2 Grammys and had a #1 single for 15 wks! I have hip hop friends so now I have hip hop features! #SLP2 #JAN22 #TheFuture #TheGeneral #NoRealChallenge [...] The challenge is shade!.. None of us have heard of Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, etc!! It's not a challenge he's just indirectly flaunting his success!..lol. Which is fine but don't act like you the only one doing R&B Music!..lol."
While it seems Tank still sticks by his criticism, he has issued an apology to Tyrese for airing out his frustrations online.
"I have to issue a public apology to my brother Tyrese! Any issue that I have with any man should be handled with a phone call or a sit down! Not on social media!" Tank wrote on Instagram.
"I've apologized to him and I apologize to the fans that had to endure this exchange!.. Blessings."