The Urban Dictionary defines "Petty" as: "When someone takes a small subject and blows it out of proportion. At times, making something otherwise insignificant into something bigger to suit their own agenda." This word is usually thrown around when it comes to relationships and break-ups. R&B is filled with songs that fit into the category and I asked my folks on Facebook to give me their favorite "Petty" R&B jams.

I'm putting together a list of the top 5 'PETTIEST' R&B songs.... examples include: "He's Mine" by Mokenstef, "I Hope...

Posted by Jamien Gargameljermel Green on Monday, June 8, 2015


  • 10

    Irreplaceable - Beyonce

    Nothing says "things are about to get petty" than the opening scene of this video where Beyonce is already filing her nails. I get you putting dude out, but to sing about it and then have your NEW man pull-up is petty beyond measure.

  • 9

    "I Wish" -Carl Thomas

    Another consensus pick amongst the Facebook Fam. Carl sings about having spent too much time on a relationship that didn't last so he "wishes" he never met her. Man up and take your L Carl.

  • 8

    Walking In The Rain - Oran "Juice" Jones

    Oran "Juice" Jones got super petty with this classic jam. Its already one thing to stalk your significant other but to make it a point to WAIT for them to get back to give a bomb speech and let them know that you got rid of 'EVERYTHANG' and put her out on the street is not only hilarious but petty. Now get on outta here with that alley cat coat wearing, hush puppy shoe wearing crumbcake I saw you with!

  • 7

    "I Hope She Cheats On You" - Marsha Ambrosius

    "I may sound bitter, just a little bitter"....You think? The pettiness oozes out on this jam from Marsha wishing ill will on her ex.

  • 6

    "I Should've Cheated" - Keyshia Cole

    As we get deeper into the order, the pettiness level is going to rise, and Keyshia Cole has a few songs in her catalog to choose from but "I Should've Cheated" sets the standard.

  • 5

    "He's Mine" - Mokenstef

    As great as this song is, nothing says petty like celebrating the fact that you won the "cheating" war. Congrats, you get to keep the guy that didn't want you and found a different woman to sleep with!

  • 4

    "Bust Your Windows" - Jazmine Sullivan

    A consensus pick among the Facebook fam. If it wasn't enough that yall broke up but adding a "property damage" charge to your break-up is not only petty but could land you in the pokey.

  • 3

    "So Gone" - Monica

    Here's another one where "stalking" is involved. This notion of "driving past your place in an unmarked car" could be a reason your relationship isn't working? Maybe...

  • 2

    "Caught Out There" - Kelis


  • 1

    "No Scrubs" - TLC

    The fellas on Facebook let it be known that "No Scrubs" is petty beyond belief. We all know that there's some "scrubby" guys out there but to have a sing along about it wasn't needed and lead to the appropriate response by Sporty Thievz

  • Bonus

    BONUS - "I Hit It First" - Ray J

    You can thank Ray J for creating the monster that is the Kardashians with his infamous sex tape. And while Kim has moved on and married one of the biggest stars on the planet, that doesn't stop Ray from letting us all know who got with her first. Pettiness: your name is Ray J.