Posted by Media Outrage on November 21st, 2007
In an interview with Big Tigger, Ne-Yo gets directly to what all of the problems were on the Tour and why he feels he was kicked off. He also went into the situation with Keyshia Cole refusing to perform.
Ne-Yo states “I don’t got no beef with that man and Im not trying to have no beef with that man…Silly stuff, you know R. Kelly is not the easiest person to deal with.” Ne-Yo says that the first show in Columbus Georgia that their were 7 dressing rooms in the venue, and R. Kelly locked down all 7 for himself. He says he had to get his people to fight for a dressing room for his dancers.
“What Im being told to say the P.C. (politically correct) term is that we couldn’t come to a fair contractual agreement, when in actuality I had my people going in their fighting for stuff that you’re supposed to just give me, Im supposed to have a damn dressing room for me and my dancers. I’m supposed to have time on the stage to rehearse with my band and my dancers. You can’t just invite us out and tell me Im going to get 4 hours on stage and then after 2 hours try and kick me off the stage, that’s just not right. It also didn’t help matters that the first reviews of the tour that people were having a lot of good things to say about my performance and not so much his. Im guessing that might have ruffled a few feathers too… utmost respect for the man as an artist but as a person I might have lost a little respect for him.”
“Can’t nobody be in the hallway when he walk through…Just know that it ain’t nothing that i did the reason why Im not on this tour.”
SMH Somewhere out their in Hovaville Jay Z is shaking his head and saying “I told yall that he was a jealous hater!” All we can say is R you don’t have to do it like that. Yo man everyone can shine.