R&B singer Ne-Yo gave his thoughts on a fellow R&B singer's courageous open letter where he came out to his fans.
With the news of Frank Ocean coming out the closet, another big R&B singer, Ne-Yo,Â (who is also no stranger to rumours that he's gay),Â gave his opinion on Ocean coming out while on the radio with Yesi Ortiz of Power 106.
"To each his own, if that's how he rock,Â that's how he rock, you know what I mean.Â It don't change the fact that his music isÂ incredible, it don't change the fact that he's an incredible artist, you know, he chose to put his personal life out there, andÂ that's him. I don't fault people for who they are, if that's really who you are,Â you know what I mean, if that's really who you are then by all means do what you do. I'm not gunna judge you behind that,Â that's not my place."
On his own rumours, Ne-Yo says,Â "Call me ugly or something,Â let's think of something else,Â this whole gay thing has been lingering for a little too long. Say I'm adopted, I'll take the ninja turtle comments,Â I'll take that, let's do something else."
In addition, he spoke about his upcoming album, titled The R.E.D. Album. The R&B crooner reveals he had originally planned to title it The Cracks Of Mr. Perfect. Ne-Yo just dropped anÂ up-tempo single from the album yesterday, "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)."
"Initially the album was gunna be calledÂ The Cracks Of Mr. Perfect, and that album was gunna be about peoples' perception of me, and the picture that people paint when you say 'Ne-Yo.' I just wanted people to know I'm a person first, I do get mad, I do regular people stuff."
Listen to the interview clips below.
On Frank Ocean:
On album name change: