Ne-Yo Says He's Too "Toxic" For Taylor Swift

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 25: Ne-Yo performs onstage at House Of BET on June 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
Ne-Yo recently shot down the idea of being interested in Taylor Swift.

Ne-Yo discussed the idea of dating Taylor Swift during a recent interview with Shannon Sharpe for his Club Shay Shay podcast. In doing so, he remarked that the iconic singer wouldn't be interested in him due to his "toxic" behavior.

“You and Taylor Swift would make a cute couple,” Sharpe remarked during the show. “Taylor don’t want me I’m toxic,” Ne-Yo replied. “She don’t want me. I’ll mess all that up for you, Taylor. All love.”

Ne-Yo & His Ex-Wife, Crystal Renay

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 26: (L-R) Crystal Smith and Ne-Yo attend the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

Fans in the comments section of Sharpe's post weren't flattered by Ne-Yo's response. “Mane 45 years talking about I’m toxic. Grow up and get a new hat,” one fan wrote. Another commented, "Translation she has way to much money and she doesn’t need me so I can’t manipulate and control her with the very thing she has."

Ne-Yo and his ex-wife Crystal Renay finalized their divorce in February. Afterward, he told TMZ that he was open to the idea of dating fans of his music. “Somebody on my level kind of understands that plight of what I go through just as a celebrity,” he said at the time. “But at the same time, we’re weirdos. Us celebrities, we’re weirdos. So I like normal people. I’m okay with going for just regular people.”

Ne-Yo On Taylor Swift

As for Taylor Swift, she is currently dating the Matt Healy of The 1975 fame. While neither has spoken at length about the relationship in public, Swift alluded to the relationship being in a great place during a recent stop on her Eras tour. “It's insane. I kind of just feel like telling you, that I don't know, that just…I've never been this happy in my life in all aspects of my life ever before,” she told the audience. “And I just want to thank you for being a part of that. It's not just the tour, like, I don't know, my life finally feels like it makes sense.”


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