Ne-Yo Talks “Trey Songz Beef”, New Album, And “Staying R&B”

Quarrels of the crooners!

As fans know, ‘Sexy Love’ singer Ne-Yo wasn’t getting much love from his former ‘The Way You Move’ co-star Trey Songz when he remarked about the ‘Panty Droppa’s’ singing – claiming Songz suffered from an ’emotional disconnect’ in his performances.

When asked about the ‘beef’, Trigga dished very little but did call Ne-Yo’s constructive criticism ‘a sucker move’.

Taking to radio, the outspoken ‘Miss Independent’ divo shared his thoughts on the drawn out drama with Trey, dibs on his new album ‘R.E.D.’ (and it’s recent pushback), and even thoughts on critics who claim he’s abandoned R&B.  As ever, it is an interesting watch:

(On R&B vs. Pop: 2:15)  (On Trey Songz: 3:54 )

Thanks BLK!

Your thoughts?



  1. September 9, 2012 at 5:15 am
    the real xoxo says:

    there is no “beef” its just a quick, free way to gain more publicity and cause controversy.

  2. September 9, 2012 at 5:27 am

    RIGHT…i wont be suprised if they sat down together and planned to beef so that they gain gain publicity …. just google kelsnetwork

    • September 9, 2012 at 6:00 am
      truth tea says:

      everything these celebs do is planned out weeks ahead.

  3. September 9, 2012 at 6:05 am
    RoyalKev says:

    Ne-Yo does have to put his foot in his mouth often, but atleast he admitted that he was wrong. I’m don’t think he lied about Trey, but it was a little out of place. Ne-Yo should probably keep his opinions on his friends(Chris, Trey) to himself. Overall, Ne-Yo’s’s pretty much a decent guy!

  4. September 9, 2012 at 6:08 am
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:

    I love how people act like Ne-Yo sold out and went pop, even though he’s been doing urban pop since his second album!! ‘Closer’ was urban pop. ‘Because Of You’ was urban pop. ‘Miss Independent’ was urban pop too. It’s not his fault if noone cares about his urban songs anymore. ‘Lazy Love’ is pure r ‘n’ b and it’s not charting anywhere, so obviously he’s going to try out pop songs as well if that’s the only way for him to be commercially viable.

    • September 9, 2012 at 7:09 am
      truth tea says:

      closer and because of you were r&b songs with pop influences.
      “let me love you” “give me everything” etc are straight up pop/dance songs with no r&b at all.
      stop being delusional.

      • September 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm
        Tee says:

        You said it Truth tea

  5. September 9, 2012 at 6:30 am
    Monstarebel says:

    Woke up to two post about this b**** Trey songz< goodbye gur!

  6. September 9, 2012 at 7:04 am
    xxx says:

    guess they have a beef over a s*** top they both wanted to hook up with

  7. September 9, 2012 at 8:25 am
    Biting Truth says:

    I love how he continues to try and defend himself against the accusations that he’s a sell out. Pure guilty conscience. Usher turning pop was and is still more jarring and awkward than Ne-Yo’s, yet to my knowledge Usher hasn’t addressed any criticism he’s gotten for it.

    When Ne-Yo did “Closer,” it felt like a genuine effort to do something different from his usual style w/o it seeming like it was going to change the overall direction of his music…but that “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” crap is pure bandwagon desperation — which leaves you with the sick feeling that there are probably more Katy Perry/Gaga fan pandering moments waiting on his album. Pathetic.

    Can’t have it both ways Shaffer. You’re either R&B or pop. Usher tried to be manipulative by pandering to both with his latest album, and it’s shaping up to be the poorest seller of his career. Your core audience doesn’t want to hear pop music, not even if you stuff a bunch of filler R&B tracks (that you won’t give equal promotion to) around them.

  8. September 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    theman says:

    There are certain artists that cater o r&b/pop. Usher is one of them, Neyo can do it as well, and it doesn’t come acrossed as forced. Catering to more than one audience doesn’t make u a sellout. Alot of r&b fans complainabout r&b music, but u don’t support it. Just look at all of the r&b artists album sales… Y’all are not supporting it, so stop complaining. Usher delivered a great song in “Climax”. That was/is an r&b record. Stop with the excuses. Neyo didn’t say anything all that negative about Trey anyay…

  9. September 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    SBC19 says:

    Save the excuses. Neyo is a damn sellout and if he loses his audience, it’ll be his own fault.

  10. September 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    EnRanc says:

    Whatever. All I know is that I hate his pop records. Just like I hate Usher and Chris’s pop records. I hate pop music in general. I can get with SOME ol’ school pop from like the 80s and 90s, but this latest generation of pop and dance/pop is total trash…including Neyo’s. Keep it R&B or just keep it period. Not interested in “fist pumping” music.

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