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Ne-Yo On Masculine Vulnerability, Writing Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” Working With Rihanna + More!

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Ne-Yo joins Justin Credible for a Deep Dive and LIFTOFF Sing-Off performance of “Miss Independent!” Ne-Yo and Justin have in-depth discussions about Usher’s upcoming halftime show performance, writing for women, music saving lives, and much more.

When asked if he would trade “Miss Independent” for Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Ne-Yo doesn’t hesitate to say no, and explains the significance of “Miss Independent” in regards to his career. Ne-Yo shares stories about working with Rihanna back in the day when she was as young as 15, and explains what sets her apart is her ability to receive criticism. The R&B superstar also sheds light on writing “Irreplaceable” for Beyonce after witnessing his aunt deal with heartbreak.

While discussing Beyonce, Ne-Yo shares the reason he didn’t ask Jay-Z for Renaissance Tour tickets. He also reacts to Jay-Z calling him young Michael, shares his longtime love for anime, gives his thoughts on love, and more.

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