Tank Publicly Apologizes For Criticizing Tyrese's R&B Challenge

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 12/03/2015 | 12:00 PM EST

(Photos from Left: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for BET, Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Neighborhood Awards)

Tank regrets airing out his feelings on social media

Tank is apologizing for his criticism of Tyrese's new "R&B challenge," in which the Black Rose artist asked fellow soul singers to make a pure R&B album without any hip hop features.

"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."


related stories

Top 100 of 2016

Centric's counting down the best music videos of the year!

Get Real

Tamar Braxton Laughs At The Real's Ratings Struggle

The Blind Side

Kim Kardashian Blind-Sided By Kanye's Nervous Breakdown