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Lizzo Sparks Twitter Debate After Naming Janet Jackson the 'Queen of Pop'

Lizzo Sparks Twitter Debate After Naming Janet Jackson the 'Queen of Pop'

Lizzo is sharing some of her hot takes!

The “Rumors” performer inadvertently caused some controversy on Sunday (August 29) after she posted a tweet dubbing Michael Jackson the King of Pop and Janet Jackson as Queen.

The list was a follow-up to a tweet where she referred to Usher as the King of R&B, leading her to rank the best of the best in some other genres.

“King of Pop- Michael Jackson, Queen of Pop- Janet Jackson, Prince of pop- [Justin] Bieber, Princess of Pop- Britney Spears, The Pop princess- Rihanna, Queen of music- Beyoncé,” she tweeted.

She also named Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul, Mariah Carey the Queen of R&B, Mary J Blige the Queen of Hip Hop Soul and Tina Turner the Queen of Rock and Roll.

However, not everyone agreed with Lizzo‘s ranking.

Click inside to see what people said…

Many fans argued in the replies to Lizzo‘s tweet that Madonna should have been named the queen of pop instead of Janet.

“i love u Lizzo but…. Madonna is the queen of pop and… Bieber the prince? omg pls Lizzo??????????????????” one fan wrote, while another added, “Madonna is the queen of pop. Janet is amazing and worthy of a prestigious title but Madonna is officially QoP and has been for many years.”

The response got so heated that both “Bieber” and “Queen of Pop” started trending on Twitter.

Lizzo tweeted a photo of the top trends along with the caption, “Ruhroh.”

Check out Lizzo‘s tweet and some of the responses below!

Earlier this week, the performer was spotted grabbing dinner with a mystery man. See all the photos

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