You would think after this fiasco Ne-Yo would be a bit more careful about what he says when he’s on video. He was caught telling an up and coming singer–who had asked for his advice–that if she wanted to stand on the same stage as Beyonce, “she needed to lose a few pounds.”
He went on to say that if she wanted to “go the Jill Scott/Chrisette Michele neo-soul route”, she’s fine the way she is. But as for the “shallow mother f**kers in the pop world,” they want you thin and curvy. Unless you get an Oscar first like Jennifer Hudson. He also says Beyonce is naturally a big girl and people have no idea how hard she has to work. Homegirl looked like she slightly had her feelings hurt. Wow. They do say the industry can be harsh….
Check out Ne-Yo’s advice below: