During a recent interview, singer/songwriter Ne-Yo said one song he wished he’d kept for himself was the Beyoncé hit “Irreplaceable” — a comment which Beyonce fans took as a dis to the superstar. Now, Ne-Yo’s taken to his twitter to defend himself and his remarks.
“One song that I gave away and didn’t want to, but it’s actually a good thing that I did, is Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable’. I honestly wrote that song for myself, but that song taught me a very interesting lesson: Many women don’t think that differently. … However, a man singing it comes across a little bit misogynistic, a little bit mean,” Ne-Yo, who penned the track, said in an interview.
But when it was insinuated that Ne-Yo was dissing Beyonce with his comments by some tweeters, Ne-Yo immediately responded. “Aiight my dude. Send me the link to where I said ANYTHING disrespectful about Beyonce, PLEASE! Dying to hear this,” he posted. “Just heard the audio where I supposedly dissed Beyonce. ARE Y’ALL SERIOUS!?! Did y’all even listen to what I said!?!
“I said I originally wrote the song for me. That’s true, so OF COURSE I didn’t want to give it away originally. IT WAS FOR ME,” he continued, clearly livid at the accusation. “Once I realized how the song comes across if sung by a guy, that’s when I decided to give it away. HOW IS THAT DISSING BEYONCE!?! She took the song and made it a smash, NOBODY can deny that.”
Eventually, Ne-Yo put a stop to the senseless venting. “You know what? At first I was apologetic about what the hacker said, now that I’ve heard the audio myself, not so much,” he wrote. “Y’all should listen a lil’ harder before you start dissin’ people. Makes you look real dumb. I’m tired of being nice to dumb people. … Bottom line, Beyonce is my friend. To HELL with anybody that ain’t SMART enough to understand what I truly meant.
“Last time y’all will EVER get any of my time or attention,” he declared in the end. “Much love to my fans and fam, F*CK IDIOTS AND HATERS!! Have a good one.”