Michael Jackson - Ne-yo Refuses To Listen To New Jackson Album

NE-YO is refusing to listen to the posthumous MICHAEL JACKSON album - because he's adamant if the King of Pop was still alive he wouldn't have released the tracks.
Michael, which features previously unheard Jackson material including a collaboration with Ne-Yo, hit music retailers last week (begs13Dec10), but its release has not been without controversy.
The singer's longtime producer Quincy Jones blasted record bosses at Sony for allowing the perfectionist's unfinished songs to be heard by the public, while members of the Jackson family have raised concerns about the authenticity of the vocals.
Now Ne-Yo has spoken out to explain his boycott of the record, insisting he's not interested in listening to it.
He tells TMZ.com, "If Michael was still alive... I don't think the album would be out yet... I'm gonna stick to my old Mike."


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Sorry but that ain't MJ...so why listen....on the flip side ,just like neyo says why put out half finshed work finished by voice alikes....I am sticking with my decisionRad-Zwww.radunk.com
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Any MJ is better than no MJ. MJ himself released some "practice" tapes on some of his albums. They are great and so was he. Your loss Ne Yo. Miss you more and more each day MJ!
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I agree with corlista. Its still a part of Michael. He probably wouldn't have released it yet, but it is out there and you feel good inside when you listen to it.Get over it people and just enjoy.
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Anything that is a part of MICHAEL JACKSON is precious!!!!!! always has been and always will be, it can not be changed.....it is written in heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I'm totally aware that Michael isn't here to give the album his blessing, however, anything Michael had in the pipeline re his music - to keep it locked away, even if it's not entirely finished is criminal to me. His talent exceeds everyone in music today and to not be given the chance to hear what he had in mind before his untimely death would be a tragedy. I love his new album! It may not be completed to MJ's liking and I know what a perfectionist he was, but I can't stop playing the tracks on 'Michael'! Just to hear new music from him makes me feel like he hasn't really left us. Its like a warm blanket being thrown around me when I listen to it. I particularly love "Hollywood Tonight" and "Keep your head up" is beautiful! I would like to think Michael does approve of his music being released, for us all to hear once again what a genius he was! Will love him forever.
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I understand Ne Yo. As an artist, you don't want to let go of your project unless you know you've given it all you had to give. But with Michael, surely there are hundreds of songs he's written, sang and we'll never get to hear. On the other hand, I also understand the position of a die hard fan. Julie said it best,'it's like a warm blancket being thrown around you'. What profound words because all Michael wanted to do was love people and show us - like Jesus - how to love the earth and each other. So what is not finished is our jobs now. It's not about the music, but rather what's in it. Continue his legacy and love and edify and stop attaching each other. Really, this kind of behavior was formulated into his early death - not just the drugs!
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it beats nothning at all of MJ. i like it.
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i am proud of MJ. something of MJ beats nothning.
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I really appreciate Ne-Yo's love for King MJ. Ne-Yo, I respect your opinion. Michael's regal influence is clearly seen in your work and videos. I have to say, I like the album. Hold My Hand is my favorite from Michael's latest. I also LOVE (I Like) The Way You Love Me. A nice old school flavor with new. Very beautiful. love how Michael invites the world into the studio with him as he break it down to us the tempo and the melody and sings I was alone and in the dark when I met cha.... then the song begins. I played these two songs over and over. My 4 year old grandson sings them. When a child that young is enjoying a song with such enthuse, it says alot. I love the lyrics and the melodies of each song. I also like Keep Your Head Up, The Best of Joy, Monster featuring 50 Cent, and I Can't Make It Another Day Without you. In Behind the Mask, I asked myself WHAT woman would be STUPID to want another man if she is blessed with the priceless love of MJ?! Michael would be my ONE AND ONL!!!! Never mind the money and the fame, but to have a man with a heart like Mike"s?!!! The only thing that would bind me to a room or ANYWHERE away from Michael would be sickness; where I could not get to him. And even if that were the case, I'd be like, Michael, Baby, meet me in my room! (I mean that with descency smile). Sounds like he's really speaking his heart to someone special throughout the whole album. It definately speaks through the song.
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I agree with mjlove1981 & JulieBrit84 I love his new songs no matter if they were finish or not as long as they are from Michael's sweet voice that's the only thing that matters to me. I feel the same way mjlove1981 WHAT WOMAN would be STUPID TO WANT ANOTHER MAN!! To have some man that really knows what TRUE LOVE IS WOULD BE A BLESSING!!, because they are hard to find, MJ knew what TRUE LOVE was all about. I have always since I was a little girl dreamed when I got older to have a husband that would truly LOVE ME. I LOVE YOU MUCH MORE MJ!
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