Ne-Yo: “If Michael Jackson Was Still Alive I Don’t Think ‘Michael’ Would Be Out”

Published: Monday 20th Dec 2010 by Trent

Will.i.am isn’t thee only artist who doesn’t want anything to do with Michael Jackson’s new ‘Michael’ album. Ne-Yo, who worked with the late King of Pop shortly before his death, revealed to TMZ that he won’t be listing to the LP and that he’ll “stick to old Mike”.

See what Ne-Yo had to say below:

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  1. Wire December 20, 2010

    Michael Jackson died so that Fist Brown could live.

  2. STONASH7 December 20, 2010

    we draggin THE F*** OUTTA THIS ZESTY N**** ON TWITTER

  3. never lying —-truth teller December 20, 2010

    @WIRE

    lmao..this is funny, but no need

  4. LOL December 20, 2010

    I AGREE NEYO IS RIGHT , MJ WOULDN’T WANT THIS ALBUM OUT

    I DONT THINK ITS BENEFITTING MJ’S KIDS AT ALL!!!

    BUT MOST OF THE SONGS I BELIEVE ARE REAL UNMASHED UP SONGS

    BUT “MONSTER”.’HOLYWOOD TONIGHT” AND “BREAKING NEWS’ GET A SIDE EYE

    P.S. CAN TRENT PLEASE REMOVE THAT PICTURE OF NEYO NOW!!!

    ITS TOO MUCH FOR MY EYES!!!

  5. Geronimo Deuces-Champion December 20, 2010

    im with you on this one, ga-yo

  6. Geronimo Deuces-Champion December 20, 2010

    isnt it early for wallpapers to HATE…………. wtf, fall back man mstzzzzzz

  7. royalkev December 20, 2010

    I usually think Neyo talks too much, but I see that he’s a very loyal friend. I totally agree with him on this one!

  8. royalkev December 20, 2010

    I usually think that Neyo talks too much for his own good, but I see here that he’s being a loyal friend. I totally agree with him on this one.

  9. Kim December 20, 2010

    Well Duh.. lol but i agree with him and i will continue to bump classic mj as well

  10. Anthony The Great December 20, 2010

    Ne-Yo looks rather cute in that picture. He has a very nice smile.

    And I agree with him.

  11. Gucci December 20, 2010

    I find it disturbing that Michael Jackson has been compared to lesser artists like Chris Brown.
    Until Chris has broken any of his records, or come close to breaking them, please sit down.

    Michael Jackson the dancer and Michael Jackson the complete artist are two different things. Just because Chris is good at dancing does not mean that he has somehow equalized himself with Michael’s artistic talent, vision, and drive. If anyone comes close to the throne it’s Usher and that is it. Please stop the buffoonery it’s truly pathetic.

    Let Chris be the dancer and Let Michael Jackson be the legend.

  12. the kiddz December 20, 2010

    You guys are trying to be messy with the title.

  13. hey ho! December 20, 2010

    Agreed Neyo, Agreed

  14. xar126 December 20, 2010

    what else can you do? michael is dead; we all have to deal with scrap heap! it’s not uncommon for the estate of any dead artist to release remnants of unfinished or semipolished material hoping fans would lap them up as momentos of their great efforts. Too bad is dead no more epic moments in store us! A word of advise to sony and those handling apparent material of waste matter! Dont release any music can mar michael’s name and legacy!

  15. HATIN IS FOR SUCKAS December 20, 2010

    Usher coming close to the throne please don’t be delusional. Usher lost that place long time ago sorry not saying Chris is next in line but Usher got a long way to go as well.

  16. Anthony The Great December 20, 2010

    @GUCCI

    Micheal Jackson isn’t being compared to Chris Brown.

    Chris Brown is being compared to Micheal Jackson and it does make sense since he draws a lot of his inspiration from MJ.

    No one is saying that he is as talented or successful as MJ.

  17. Bronx Breed December 20, 2010

    @ANTHONY THE GAY

    U ARE SUCH A F***** F*****. GO DIE.

  18. burlesque December 20, 2010

    While he is right and it’s nothing we haven’t heard before from other artists…Ne Yo just needs to focus on why Libra Scale flopped!

  19. GangsterA December 20, 2010

    i’m 100% with ne-yo i didn’t buy the album i don’t even want to listen to it at first i thought it was great hearing new music from him but then i found that pepole want to milk hes death and working with akon and 50 cent really the songs arent bad but really 50 cent

  20. Stoney-Brie December 20, 2010

    he has a handsome smile! .. i don know why people think that jst becuase he looks cute he gotta be gay.. its out of context

  21. Nana December 20, 2010

    The album is great! I love it. It’s better than invincible.

  22. MISHKA December 20, 2010

    MJ’s DANCE MOVES >>>>>>>>>>> CHRIS BROWN

    MJ’s SMOOTH VOICE >>>>>>>>>> NE-YO

    MJ’s PUGNACITY >>>>>>>>> USHER

    No need to fight, they all got something from the KING.

    As for ‘MICHAEL’, who is behind that album anyway?

  23. James December 20, 2010

    Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that dude or whatever that it person really hate Chris. Why is this f** always bringing up Chris Brown. I don’t see his name at the top of that page nowhere. Take a look you f** you are the only one that brought Chris Brown name up first on this post. Damn what a f***** looser

  24. Tiyr December 20, 2010

    Homophobia much??? ^^^ calm down

  25. DION-ISH December 20, 2010

    I Agree that if anybody was to come close to MJ of our time, it would be Usher.

    Thats All.

    Neyo, Chris Brown, Bieber, Justin Timberlake etc. are all inspired by him obviously, but NONE comes close to Usher and his longtivity, And he had a good relationship w/ MJ as well.

    MJ wasnt just an R&B artist he was versatile …And usher is VERY versatile.

  26. Know-it December 20, 2010

    What has Usher done besides r&B and Techno?? Usher isn’t versatile. When he takes on Rock, then we’ll talk.

  27. DION-ISH December 20, 2010

    ^^^

    Versatile doesn’t JUST mean taking on every genre under the sun…Its whom you appeal to. Usher appeals to a lot of Genres Like MJ…Hes well respected.

  28. Tami December 20, 2010

    I agree that is some S*** on the “Michael” album!WE KNOW DAMN WELL MJ WOULD NOT WANT THAT S*** RELEASED!ANYWHOO NE-YO THE F*** WORRY ABOUT YOUR ALBUM INSTEAD OF MJ!SMH

  29. VA STAND UP!!! December 20, 2010

    Oh snap! I see a lil miss someone stans still bringing up CB in a post that has nothing to do with him! SMH! Why are they so pressed! They focus more on him than they do their fave! It’s sickening!

    For the IDIOT that said that MJ was being compared to CB, you know damn well you were trying to start some mess with that comment! This post has NOTHING to do with CB so why the hell are YOU the first person to bring him up! Still acting like that lil hypocritical asswipe that you are!

    FYI: MJ wasn’t compared to CB you dumbass! CB was compared to MJ! How stupid are you! Ne Yo, Usher, JT and so forth have been compared to MJ. It’s not CB or anyone else’s fault for that matter that people see in them what they say in MJ!

    CB is probably one of the best performers that we have out today! There is no one, except Usher that can really put on a show like him! He gets compared to MJ for his performances and stage presence. ! We all know that CB can shut a stage down! Who out right now can entertain like CB?

    Though some of you won’t admit it, Usher doesn’t go as hard as CB in the dancing department.

    For the 100th time, sales do not equal talent! No one is ever gonna have the amount of album sales that MJ has had! No one! Not just CB, but NO ONE! Just like MJ never repeated the success of ‘Thriller’, just like Usher has yet to top ‘Confessions’. Mostly because people don’t buy albums like that anymore! Just because a person hasn’t had as much success, such as album sales and accolades, as someone else DOESN’T mean he is or she isn’t as talented!

    CB has only been doing this for 5 short years! He has to grow as an artist and as person. His is only 21, his music will grow as he grows! Where as MJ was doing this since he was five years old! MJ literally grew up in the industry and had decades to perfect his craft!

    Pleasde stop using MJ as an excuse to shade CB! It’s so ridiculous and uneccessary! If some of you were fans as you say you were, then you would know that MJ wouldn’t be pleased to have you use him as a way to throw shade at CB! Michael wa a bigger person than that!

  30. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue December 21, 2010

    @ Dion-ish:

    I agree, except that I think even Usher has a long way to go before coming close to Michael.

  31. HOintervention December 21, 2010

    agree 100% with Neosha. Check out my new blog at http://www.HOintervention.com, yes, that’s right HO-Intervention. Putting them ho’s on blast!

  32. VA STAND UP!!! December 21, 2010

    @Dion-Ish
    Another person who doesn’t understand the difference between ‘opinion’ and ‘fact’. I love how you put ‘ that’s all’ as if your opinion is supposed to be superior over everyone else! I am really not suprised by your OPINION being that you are a ‘you know who stan’ and will always choose the next over CB. You are entitled to your own opinion, as long as you know it is your opinion and NOT fact!

    Tell me, since you seem to think that Usher is ‘very’ versatile, what other type of music has he done besides recently with the few pop/techno songs that he has released, what other types of music has Usher done other than r&b?? What music from his previous albums were pop??

    Just because Usher appeals to a broader audeince doesn’t mean his more versatile in his artistry. That just means that different demographics like his music. Versatility applies to the art form, not who listens to it. He doesn’t have to do every genre under the sun, but doing different genres of music is what makes you versatile as an artist.

    Usher made his mark as the r&b star! ‘My Way’, ‘8701’ and of course ‘Confessions’ were r&b albums! What on those albums were pop?? ‘Here I Stand’ was completely r&b and his least successful album to date. Even ‘Raymond v. Raymond was primarily r&b with just a couple of pop songs, and it was re-released to include those songs. I think that we can all admit ‘OMG’ and ‘DJ Got Us Falling In Love’ while successful, weren’t exactly groundbreaking. Rather just catchy and popular right now. They just sounded a lot like what everything else is on the radio.

    Usher saw how bad his last album did and he knew that he had to go pop in order to get his mainstream audience back. He didn’t lead the trend, he followed it. I don’t know who would consider Usher the King of Pop! He has always been considered and r&b superstar! He obviously had maintream success, but he got that with songs like ‘My Way’, ‘You Make Me Wanna’, ‘Nice and Slow’,’U Got It Bad’ ‘Yeah’, ‘ Confessions’, ‘Burn’, ‘My Boo’, ‘There Goes My Baby’. Except for maybe ‘Caught Up’ from ‘Confessions’ the only pop songs Usher has released and had success with were from his current album ‘Raymond v. Raymond’

    Another thing, Usher doesn’t even write his own material! Don’t get me wrong I don’t think you have to write all of your own material to be considered talented, Lord knows Usher can sing and dance his b*** off, but how can a person that doesn’t write or produces their own material be compared to MJ? If it wasn’t for hot songwriters and producers providing Usher with hot material, where would Usher be?? MJ was very much involved with every aspect of his music! He wrote, produced, sang, danced and was a hell of a performer!

    On ‘Graffiti’ CB had pop, r&b, a lil bit of rock, hip hop. That was his most versatile album to date and far more versatile than any album Usher has put out. CB even co-wrote on every track on the album! We all know it didn’t sell well, but it is now Grammy nominated proving that it was quality material.

    Futhermore, if Usher was so on the level of MJ over CB, then why is it that CB was choosen TWICE to do a tribute to MJ! The first was on 2006 at the World Music Awards (with MJ in attendance) when he performed ‘Thriller’ and the second of course, was at 2010 BET awards! Do you really think that Usher could have done what CB did on that stage?? Really? No one can hit those MJ moves like CB! Don’t act like CB wasn’t on the tip of everybody’s tounge to do that tribute when MJ died. BET got bombarded with complaints after CB wasn’t allowed to perform in 2009!

    And did you see Usher’s tribute to MJ at the 2009 Grammy’s!! Not his best performance!
    CB hands down had the best tribute MJ since his passing. A lot of the haters will never admit it, but they know it’s true!

    Just because Usher had a ‘relationship’ ( I assume MJ told you this) with Usher doesn’t mean that Usher is the heir to his thrown!

    When MJ was asked in an interview back in 2007 about who he admired the most as performers he said, Justin Timberlake and CHRIS BROWN! He didn’t mention Usher! Futhermore, CB was supposed to go see MJ on the day he died! CB had already met and spoke with MJ on the phone before, but clearly if he hadn’t died, CB would have had the opportunity to develope a more personal relationship with MJ himself. For the majority of the time that CB was out, MJ was over in the Middle East. He had only returned to the states a few months before his passing. CB just didn’t have the time to get close to MJ but it very well could have happened!

    Like I said before, most of ya’ll won’t admit but Usher is no where near as versatile as MJ was or even as CB is today. Most of ya’ll are basing this on album sales, accolades and how long someone has been in the industry. Yes Usher is more successful than CB, which is expected since Usher has been out ten years longer than CB but that doesn’t mean that CB is less talented and cannot be considered as close to the thrown or closer as Usher is!

  33. Kat Stacks Stan December 21, 2010

    This n****… always putting his 5 cent in ( FAIL!!!) he is gay and just trying shift focus , just becasue u get a h** knocked up doesnt mean u ain’t eating dem d**** uhhh man yo he just trying stir the kool-aid so people member who this bald hoodlem is no one checking for his a** anymore chris brown is back and ready to slay the charts next year watch out lol F.a.m.e

    Chris breezy gonna take dem grammys

    rihanna will soon get her’s don’t worry h*** don’t worry

  34. King MJ December 21, 2010

    I wish everyone would leave the subject alone. Suspicious of Ne-Yo – he wants Michael’s relatives to approve and be involved with a MJ tribute album. After what Michael’s relatives continue to do to his legacy and this album…

    I WON’T BE LISTENING TO IT ANY NE-YO TRIBUTE..

    Michael’s fans aren’t stupid. It is difficult enough without people bickering with agenda’s. Instead of taking Michael and his fans feelings first – it is “me – I – me I.” Sheer selfishness.

    New generations to hear about Michael. THEY HAVE SPOKEN. WE HAVE BOUGHT !

  35. @Wire December 21, 2010

    HOPEFULLY YOU’LL DIE SO SOMEONE CAN LIVE, ANYONE!

    STFU NEYO.

  36. @GUCCI December 21, 2010

    MAN YOU MUST BE CHRIS BROWN’S BIGGEST FAN!

    WE ALL KNOW MIKE IS CHRIS’ #1 IDOL SO WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM DUDE?

    STFU

  37. VA STAND UP!!! December 21, 2010

    Anywho enough of my ranting, back to the topic. I agree with Ne Yo. I can’t really judge the whole album because I haven’t heard it, but from what I have heard, it’s not that impressive. It’s like they took a bunch of scraps and demos together and put Michael’s name on it!

    And since people like Ne Yo and Will.I.Am. have actually worked with MJ and know him, I believe that they are right when they say it isn’t a quality MJ album and he wouldn’t be happy with it’s release. Especially since MJ wasn’t hear to put his stamp of aproval on it.

    And, TGJ, please don’t EVER use that pic of Ne Yo again! Ugh!i It’s horrible!

  38. @VA STAND UP December 21, 2010

    LMAO, TELL’EM!

  39. Yellow Gorillah December 21, 2010

    This album is a fraud I aint checking for it and I’m pleased a lot of people are seeing that to.
    And

    USHER ———> The Lesser Males

    Please usher is the only person that comes close #teambreezy needs to get over themselfs your fav is a flop until chrissy beats usher in success and talent SIT YO ASS DOWN!

  40. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) December 21, 2010

    NEYO COME OUT #DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. daisy December 21, 2010

    What do you want most for Chirstmas ?
    Nothing can be better than meeting the special one at this spcial time

    😛 ______B lack w hite F lirts. C” 0- M_____ 😛

    It is the most successful interracial da ting c lub !
    Come to get rid of your lonely single life.You need her/his warm in this coldest winter !!

  42. Spunkypoop December 21, 2010

    I agree with ne-yo. Michael is rolling over in his grave right now. 🙁

  43. DION-ISH December 21, 2010

    @VA STAND UP!!!

    it is not that serious girl…Calm Down.

    None of them are ever going to be on MJ level anyway…but all i said was if anyone was to come close it would be Usher.

    Usher was invited to do a tribute to MJ in 2003 for Michaels Anniversary concert, which MJ was at. He was asked by the family to perform at his Memorial in 2009. I never said Chris Brown wasnt inspired by MJ…of course he was but hes nowhere near being the next male Pop icon…..Hes hardly Pop himself. He’s more likely to become a R&B Icon. Justin beieber would become the next male Pop icon before Chris Brown?? Come on now. But No-one comes close to MJ execpt Usher but even he’s miles away….

  44. tuckpoo December 21, 2010

    @ ingrid.. you so silly for the neyosha rmark i cant stop laughing………………………………

  45. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ December 21, 2010

    Ewwww @ that picture of Ne-Yo! The f*** was he thinking?

  46. Jermaine December 21, 2010

    I think NEYO IS HATING BECAUSE HE IS ALIVE A NOBODY CHECKED FOR THAT SORRY ASS “LYBRA SCALE” BULLSHYT LP HE JUST DROPPED LOL!!!!!! SO DON’T BE MAD AT MIKE NEYO…. AND CHRIS BROWN NOR USHER WILL EVER ATTAIN THE GREATNESS THAT IS “MICHAEL JOE JACKSON”, BELIEVE THAT!

  47. Cheers (Drink to That) December 23, 2010

    I agree with Ne-Yo!

  48. Yvonne December 29, 2010

    micheal is not a great singer

  49. tru March 9, 2011

    male rap Eminem and wayne…. female rap nicki minaj and trina (barbies) pop male chris f****** brown pop female lady GAGA (monsters) r&b male chris f****** brown r&b female beyonce….

  50. HOLLYWOOD March 14, 2011

    NEYO IS WRONG ABOUT WHAT HE SAID ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON NEW CD MY EXGFRIEND HAS IT MY BESTFRIEND I HAVE IT AND AND ALOT MORE PEPS I KNOW HAVE IT THEY LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DO

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