Ne-Yo's reportedly come out of the closet. Don't know who Ne-Yo is? Here's his video. You'll remember the song.
Anyway, an E-mail went out from Essence Magazine tipping the press off to their October Issue. In it there will be a lengthy article with Ne-Yo:
"Yes, I am gay, and I have always been." After several internet rumors have been circulating around the internet. He also said, "You now this world we live in is full of judgement, resulting in one of the reasons why it took me so long to come out of the closet."
Read the whole letter after the jump. Ne-Yo discusses who his song "Unfaithful" is about. And that his label tried to pay him to stay in the closet. This comes after his Sidekick was "Hacked" resulting in pics of him getting a BJ surfacing all over the Internet. Those pics also, are after the jump. (NSFW).
“The newly famed singer/songwriter has came out of the closet and announced that he is gay. The multi-platinum recording artist sat down for the October issue of Essence Magazine last week and announced the shocking news stating, "Yes, I am gay, and I have always been." After several internet rumors have been circulating around the internet. He also said, "You now this world we live in is full of judgement, resulting in one of the reasons why it took me so long to come out of the closet." Earlier this month, a man by the name of Derrick Johnson claimed that he had an intimate relationship with the singer during there teen years in high school. He also said that for months the singer and Def Jam has been trying to pay him to keep quiet over the ordeal. Worrying that it would destroy his image. Ne-yo responds saying, that the relationship did occur and he is no longer ashamed of saying that he was deeply in love. Reciting "That situation was what inspired me to write the song Unfaithful. But no one knew it was actually about myself, and our relationship." He told Essence that he doesn't care anymore, he was tired of living a lie and is ready to come clean. Quoting, "the music industry can either except me for who I am, or desert me." The full interview with the magazine is expected to hit stands mid-October.
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