After a fan questioned Ella Mai and her validity in the R&B space, a Twitter war began.
The Grammy winner tweeted how elated she was for the state of R&B and it left some true fans pissed the fuck off! Specifically, one user by the name of @raerenyse called Ella’s vocals poor and ignored based on her looks. Don’t believe us? Check out the tweet below:
nah it sucks and it’s in large part due to artists like yourself. no real musical acumen, no understanding of the history of the genre you’re a part of, just a racially ambiguous pretty face with poor vocal technique and a machine behind you. https://t.co/Iz0wEihMHs
— lemongrab support group (@raerenyse) February 25, 2019
And it looks as though @raerenyse might have a great point! If you recall, Ella Mai could barely name an Aretha Franklin song when questioned on the Grammy Red Carpet. According to HotNewHipHop, the interview was an awkward and confusing mess.
It looks as though Ella Mai’s British roots are causing quite a stir for American R&B artists. But, what do all you believe? Are Ella Mai’s light skin and curly hair the reason for her success? Please drop a comment below and for more gossip, keep it locked to hypefresh.co!