Ne-yo - Ne-yo No Interested In 'Michael'

Ne-Yo doesn't want to hear the posthumous Michael Jackson album.

The 'Beautiful Monster' singer had written a number of tracks destined for the late star's comeback album - none of which were recorded before the singer tragically passed away last June of acute Propofol intoxication - and said he doesn't believe the singer would approve of the 'Michael' album, which was completed after his death.

After confirming he hadn't heard the album, Ne-Yo added: "He was definitely a perfectionist. If Michael was still alive - I don't think the album would be out yet. I'm gonna stick to my old Mike."

Of his writing for the star, Ne-Yo has previously said: "Michael told me the songs had to be magical. 'Magical' was a word that kept coming up. He chose about ten of my songs for his new album."

Black Eyed Peas singer and producer will.i.am also worked with Michael before his death and also didn't want the tracks they worked on together to be released.

He explained: "Because he was a friend of mine, I just think that's disrespectful. You don't disrespect someone when they're gone. How much can you suck from his energy? Freaking parasites!"

Members of Michael's own family have also voiced their concerns about the album, speculating that not all of it is his own voice, while his friend and ex-producer Quincy Jones said he thought the record should have "stayed in the vault".

Rapper Akon, who appears on the album and had worked with Michael, producer Teddy Riley and the executors of the late star's estate have come to its defence, however, saying the record and singer's voice are authentic.

Akon said: "We all did records that we actually worked on together on the album. These records would have come out whether he was alive or dead, so I think this actually helps to keep his legacy alive."


Contactmusic

Tags: Ne-Yo - Akon - Black Eyed Peas - Michael Jackson - Quincy Jones


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

It’s that time of the year again. With Forbes having published its...

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

American cable network FXX struck a deal last year to buy the rights to the...

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Rumours that a seperation is imminent have plagued the music power couple...

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

After being called out six times to break up a rowdy party at his new digs in Beverely Hills, the police...

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

J.J Abrams treated Star Wars fans to a look at a new model of the iconic...

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie

It's no surprise that Richard Linklater's movie Boyhood was this week...

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie
Advertisement

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

It was announced earlier this year that ABC series 'Once Upon A Time' would be...

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

I don’t know about you, but she’s feeling 22… Selena Gomez just turned...

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Ne-Yo Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ne-Yo

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All