Sisqo Reacts To Mario's Mt. Rushmore Picks: "Did He Sell More Records Than Me?"

Sisqo says he's more worthy of being on R&B's Mt. Rushmore than Mario.

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Sisqo says that he's more worthy to be on the Mt. Rushmore of R&B than Mario after he recently placed himself on the list next to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Beyonce. Sisqo discussed Mario's picks during an interview with TMZ at LAX.

"Mario's from Baltimore right?" Sisqo began. "Did he sell more records than me? I don't know. It's a numbers game ain't it? We've known Mario since he was younger. He's always been a fantastic singer. As an artist, you've got to have that confidence so more power to you. However, you got to sell more than the dragon coming from Baltimore if you wanna be on the Mt. Rushmore."

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As for Mario's take, he shared his Mt. Rushmore during a separate conversation with TMZ, earlier this month. “Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, me,” he said at the time. “You know why I say that? Hold on. I grew up listening to so many different types of music — my mother and my grandmother — so I got like two generations of soul music, just great R&B.” After naming Whitney Houston as well, he also remarked that if he could have more than four names, he'd go with Usher. Check out Sisqo's response to the comments below.

Sisqo Discusses Mario's R&B Mt. Rushmore Picks

Elsewhere in Sisqo's interview with TMZ, he discussed the release of Drake's new album, For All The Dogs. "I just want to say that I think it's really cool that Drake came out with an album. Everybody has their take on what Drake did and I think he did a fantastic job of just being an artist," he said. Be on the lookout for further updates on Sisqo as well as Mario on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.