Ne-Yo acquired a popularity for his songwriting capacities when he wrote Mario’s 2004 hit “Let Me Love You”. However, the singer made a recent statement that women should “stop dancing” to certain records if they want men to stop using “misogynistic” terms.
During an interview with The Cruz Show, Ne-Yo sparked a vital debate in which he stated about the climate of today’s music as “super misogynistic,” which he says he doesn’t understand. The recent Yung Bleu collaborator also argued that men can only be blamed “halfway” for this.
“Mind you, I can only blame us men halfway for that because, as a woman, if a man sings the word ‘bitch’ to you and you smile at him, he’s probably going to do it again — and again and again and again,” he said. “And the more misogynistic lyrics get, the more y’all accept it, the more that’s gonna happen. That’s just kinda what that is. So, ladies, I’ll love y’all, but if y’all want men to stop calling you ‘bitches,’ stop dancing to their records.’”
As usual, the comment section illuminated feelings regarding this situation – and a great deal of them wasn’t excessively good. As one individual brought up, “This is the issue with the world. It’s never the men who disrespect women who are wrong. It’s still the women’s fault for the disrespect. It’s a justification for an inappropriate action on the male part but it’s still the women somehow. It’s gaslighting. I did this cuz you do this. Not you being responsible for his behavior.”
However, certain individuals praised Ne-Yo’s perspective with positive remarks as well. Ne-Yo was also told he ought to “focus on his mess of a relationship” and how he “did his ex-wife” In 2020, the 42-year-old sought legal separation from reality tv star Crystal Smith, news that came as a shock to Smith.
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