UPDATE the story below is not confirmed – this could be part of the internet fueled rumors (which i helped to fan the flames) i’m sure we will hear more about this but for now no one seems to be sure what’s up…either way we love ne-yo!
i’m glad that he is comfortable enough with himself to tell it like it is…and gosh he is cute! it will be very interesting to see how this affects his status within the r&b community – many thanks to anh-nguyen.com for the heads up on this breaking story! popbytes over & out for now – xxoo!
The newly famed singer/songwriter has come out of the closet and announced that he is gay. The multi-platinum recording artist sat down for the October issue of Essence Magazine last week and announced the shocking news stating, “Yes, I am in fact gay, and I have always been.” After several internet rumors have been circulating around the internet. He also said, “You know this world we live in is full of judgement, resulting in one of the reasons why it took me so long to come out.” Earlier this month, a man by the name of Derrick Johnson claimed that he had an intimate relationship with the singer during there teen years in high school. He also said that for months the singer and Def Jam has been trying to pay him to keep quiet over the ordeal. Ne-yo responds saying, that the relationship did occur and he is no longer ashamed of saying that he was deeply in love. Reciting “That situation was what inspired me to write the song “Unfaithful”. But no one knew it was actually about myself, and our relationship.” He told Essence that he doesn’t care anymore, he was tired of living a lie and is ready to come clean. Quoting, “the music industry can either except me for who I am, or desert me.” The full interview with the magazine is expected to hit stands mid-October.
Barbra Stradoff, Essence Magazine