Article Nov 20, 2016

You are no longer passing

Ne-Yo shares regrets over fourth album

Ne-Yo was left disappointed with the way his fourth album turned out.

The U.S. singer lit up the charts with his debut release In My Own Words in 2006, which topped the U.S. Billboard 100.

His next two albums fared even better around the world, but his fourth offering, Libra Scale, failed to get to number one in any country.

“One of my biggest mistakes was my fourth album, Libra Scale. I wanted it to be a 30-minute visual album, but it did not go the way it was supposed to,” he admitted to Britain’s Grazia magazine.

The triple Grammy Award-winner has become known as a gentleman in the music industry, and often talks about how he believes women should be treated with respect. He even titled one of his albums Year of the Gentleman, but says don’t let his chivalrous ways fool you into thinking he’s a soft touch.

“I think a lot of people I’m a pushover because I’m a real gentleman. That’s not true, don’t get it twisted,” he smiled.

And to prove he can be tough when he needs to be, Ne-Yo shared a story about the last time he lost his temper.

“Someone didn’t pay the attention that they should have paid to my kids. I won’t go into detail but one of my kids wound up pretty sick because of it. I was pretty upset,” he said.

The 37-year-old has three children, daughter Madilyn and son Mason with ex- Monyetta Shaw, and son Shaffer, born in March (16), with his wife Crystal Renay Williams.

He may be loved up with Crystal, but the R&B star is happy to share what he looks for in a partner.

“I am sucker for a woman with some drive and ambition. Confidence is the sexiest thing in the word to me, I don’t discriminate in regards to race, color or creed but I’m a booty guy,” he grinned.