Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Ne-Yo‘s ex-girlfriend, Jesseca White, the same woman that lied to him about the paternity of his eldest son is suing him for defamation of character and breaking a gag order they had in place.
Back in September Ne-yo’s ‘Behind The Music’ episode aired where he discussed finding out his then girlfriend, Jesseca White, had fathered a child, the son he believed to be was his, with another man. Because his name was listed on the birth certificate and he was recognized as the father under California law he was forced to fork over $575,000 to White. Ne-Yo alleged Jesseca disappeared after the settlement and he was no longer able to have a relationship with the little boy.
Now, White has enlisted the infamous Gloria Allred to represent her.
TMZ reports, “Now, Gloria Allred has fired off a letter to Ne-Yo accusing him of breaking the agreement. Allred claims that because Ne-Yo falsely painted Jesseca as a harlot who lied, broke his heart and then vanished … Jesseca has been defamed, ridiculed and harassed.
No surprise here, celebrities flocked to this year’s GQ Men of the Year party, thrown at Chateau Marmont, in Los Angeles, Tuesday night. Musicians and actors including Cassie, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Big Sean, Jamie Foxx, Common, and Ne-Yo were all in attendance. Here are some of their red carpet looks.
TMZ caught up with singer Ne-Yo recently and asked him to name what he believes was the ugliest rapper ever. He was given three options, Flava Flav, Biz Markie and KRS One. Who do you think he went with? See what Ne-Yo had to say below.
Just this past Wednesday, Ne-Yo explained to PEOPLE, during the launch of his Malibu Red private concert at New York City’s Liberty Theater, why he and long time girlfriend, Manyetta Shaw, chose a more traditional name for their son.
“We needed him to have a name that felt like a gentleman, like somebody you have to respect, ” says the singer. “Mason Evan Smith, you have to respect that name.”
He further went on to explain that he won’t be a stage dad. When asked he says, “I’m not going to be that dude that predestines my children’s future. I’m just going to do my best so that my daughter doesn’t end up on a pole and my son doesn’t end up on the corner. And whatever they do outside of that is pretty much their decision.”
In honor of film of the same name, ‘Think Like A Man’, singer Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo came together giving us the first single off the soundtrack. The record is actually a good one. Rapper Rick Ross is also featured on the record while comedian/actor Kevin Hart, who is among the cast, also makes an appearance.
Good to see J Hud’s even dancing this time around. Kevin Hart is just too funny!
Pitbull, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo all came together on the same stage last night during the 2012 NBA All Star Game halftime show in Orlando, FL.
Whit Pitbull performed some of his own hits, including “I Know You Want Me”, “Rain Over Me” and “”. Chris later joined him on “International Lover” and performed his own “Turn Up The Music”. Ne-Yo followed joining Pitbull for their single, “Give Me Everything”.
Times have certainly changed. Years ago, I remember it was considered taboo for a man, one that’s involved anyway, to go to a strip club and even let his woman find out about it. Not anymore, apparently. Women are now tagging along with their men to enjoy a peep show or two.
In the last decade, women have become accustomed to a girls night out at the strip club, and I’m not talking about going to see men strip. It may not have been uncommon back in the 90′s or even in the early 2000′s, but its certainly become a not so odd choice for an entertaining evening. Whether they want to admit it or not, women like to watch other women strip. For some of us, it’s fun, just another form of entertainment, and, who knows, you may even pick up a few tricks to take back home. I don’t know about you, but sweaty men, gyrating and fondling themselves is not my idea of a fun night. At least with women it’s more of an art form (in my opinion anyway). Aside from the obvious, it takes great technique and upper body strength. It’s not easy sliding, gyrating, splitting, and flipping up and down a pole, and, hey, if she can move, even better. So why shouldn’t couples enjoy a good strip show together? It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but you’ll be with your man, enjoying the show, and spend less time worried about what he’s doing without you.
Case and point, singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his and children’s mother, Monyetta Shaw, enjoyed a night out together at an Atlanta strip club over the weekend. After TMZ revealed some shocking photos, of the singer and girlfriend, many people immediately dished out their disdain for the way the couple decided to entertain themselves.
In late January, it was announced singer-songwriter, Ne-Yo, will be leaving Def Jam records to join Motown where he’ll become Senior Vice President of A&R . As Senior VP he’ll be responsible for finding and cultivating new talent for the label, founded by musical pioneer Berry Gordy.
In an official statement, Ne-Yo notes that his dual roles, as exec and artist, will mirror that of one of Motown’s break out stars and veteran, Smokey Robinson. He says, “I’m honored that I’ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson — these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it.”