Tuesday morning, Ne-Yo hit up Power 105′s ‘The Breakfast Club’ to of course chat about the state of the R&B music industry including why he chose to give Beyonce writing credits and the reason Trey Songz is not as big of a star as he should be.
A few excerpts from the interview:
On turning down playing Dr. Martin Luther King because he didn’t want to lose or gain weight:
It wasn’t so much about the weight. That’s a role for an actor, actor. (a real actor)
On the release date of his new album:
New album is coming very, very soon. It’s not right yet.
On if he’s crossed over to pop music, leaving his R&B roots:
The first record that I put out was ‘Lazy Love’. I can never abandon R&B. If you listen to my pop music, there’s still some soul in there. The soul in my voice comes from my R&B background.
On if artists have stolen writing credits from him:
Thats happened before. When I write a song for an artist, I want them to take that song.
On why Beyonce received writing credits for “Irreplaceable”:
When you hear me sing it, and hear her sing it, it’s 2 damn totally different songs. So yeah I gave her writing credits. The subject matter was the same. She added the Beycone twist on it.
On if he’s impressed with R&B right now or inspired:
No. Not at all. I feel like there’s an emotional disconnect in R&B right now. You hear ‘em singing about love, but you don’t believe ‘em. It’s too over sexed right now.
On why Trey Songz isn’t as big as he should be in R&B:
I’ve talked to Trey before. Trey’s one of them dudes that could be a serious problem if he decided to put that emotion in there. Just the emotional disconnect is there.
Watch the full interview below
HOW IS TREY SUPPOSED TO PUT MORE EMOTION INTO IT??