Singer NE-YO has denied he made comments about catching a glimpse of his neighbour Young Jeezy naked - after the quotes reignited Internet gossip suggesting he is gay.
The So Sick hitmaker told People Magazine he had moved next door to the hip hop star in an exclusive Atlanta, Georgia neighbourhood, and warned Jeezy to keep his clothes on due to the close proximity of their properties.
He told the publication, "Just chillin' one day, I was like, 'Is that... Jeezy? I hit him up: 'Yo, you probably shouldn't walk around naked - I can see you."
But the singer insists he was simply joking, and has hit out at bloggers who have used the story to fuel rumours the star is homosexual.
He writes on his MySpace blog, "The whole gay thing. For goodness sake it's been 4 years!!!! Y'all still on that huh? The whole 'boys' song, and the song 'go over there'. See this is what happens when people steal. These songs were clearly written for women… suddenly everybody forgets that I write songs for women.
"I tell People Magazine that Young Jeezy's crib is right next to mine and that once I saw him in there from across the way. I then make a JOKE about him maybe not wanting to walk around naked in his crib with the shades up cause the buildings are THAT close to each other, and that AIN'T something I care to see. Suddenly, everybody thinks I said I saw Young Jeezy in his crib naked when, NEVER ONCE did I say anything like that."
And he urges the gossip-mongers to focus on circulating new rumours.
He adds, "To the haters…. find some new material please!!! It's 2009, our president is black!!! Time for change."