Ne-Yo denies insulting Beyonce

March 15, 2011 | Comments 0

When a comment from Ne-Yo hit the Internet in which the songwriter said that he wished he could have kept the BeyoncĂ© hit “Irreplaceable” for himself, some took it as a dis to the star.

“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 wrote the song, said in an interview.

When it was implied on Twitter that Ne-Yo was dissing the Sasha Fierce star with his comments, the singer/songwriter defended himself. “Aiight my dude. Send me the link to where I said ANYTHING disrespectful about Beyonce, PLEASE! Dying to hear this,” he wrote. “Just heard the audio where I supposedly dissed Beyonce. ARE Y’ALL SERIOUS!?! Did y’all even listen to what I said!?!”

Ne-Yo then continued to tweet his anger toward those who misunderstood what he 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 wrote. “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 …

“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 continued. “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.”

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