Ne-Yo: You Can Call Me Ugly, But Stop Calling Me Gay!

Ne-Yo Kissed By Fans

By: Taren Vaughan

Ne-Yo has spoken out about Frank Ocean revealing that he is gay in a letter found on Ocean’s Tumblr page; Ocean’s mystery lover not being Kanye West or Tyler The Creator.This adds Ne-Yo to the lengthy list of artists in the industry who have voiced their opinions and shown their support for Ocean coming out. In a recent interview, the R&B singer-songwriter talked with Power 106 about Ocean coming clean about his sexuality and that he respects his choice:

“To each his own, if that’s how he rock, that’s how he rock, you know,”

And regardless of what the Odd Future member’s sexual preference is, Ne-Yo will still continue to give Frank Ocean his props for he says that Ocean’s musical talents are amazing and he is known for doing his thing in the studio:

“It don’t change the fact that his music is incredible. It don’t change the fact that he’s an incredible artist. He chose to put his personal life out there, and that’s him.”

Ne-Yo has much respect for people who are comfortable with themselves and are willing to express it to the world, one that’s full of critics ready to crank up bash sessions at any moment; he won’t slam them for it though:

“If that’s really who you are, then by all means do what you do. I’m not gonna judge you behind that. That’s not my place.”

As Ne-Yo may not be dogging Frank Ocean for being gay, he says that that is something that he doesn’t want to be coined as. Growing tired of the rumors about him diggin’ men, Ne-Yo says that he would rather people just clown his looks instead:

“Call me ugly or something, let’s think of something else,”

“This whole gay thing has been lingering for a little too long. Say I’m adopted, I’ll take the ninja turtle comments, I’ll take that. Let’s do something else.”

So it’s cool to call him a bald-headed turtle just as long as you don’t call him…gay?

Oh ok…


  1. Look at how that fool looks when he takes his pictures. He really can’t see why people think he’s gay? Seriously? He pokes his lips out just like the girls do in the Instagram photos. There’s not a masculine bone in his body and everyone can see it. A hit dog will holler and do interviews saying he’s not gay when it’s super obvious.

    1. But did Frank Ocean “look” gay to you? Nope, but turns out he was. This is one of my beefs with some of the gossip bloggers. They always think they can look at people and pin point their sexual orientation.Guess what? You can’t. At least not most of the times. There was a football player that came out a while ago and he acted and looked like a heterosexual man. He didn’t poke his lips out in pics, and he was very masculine. But he’s gay! It’s the same thing with Kanye. Sometimes the “obvious” aren’t the real gay men. So cut him some slack and just focus on what he’s obligated to do…music.

  2. I’m gay and I’m offended by this comment. So he rather be called a ninja turtle than be mistakenly labeled as a gay man? Oh please. He looks like a certified queen, but had he just stopped talking about it all the time, people might begin to think he’s telling the truth. Being gay is not the worst thing in the world but these bigots sure make it seem that way. Ne-yo just lost a fan.

    1. No offense but I think you’re being a little too sensitive about this. Imagine people repeatedly calling you a straight man/woman and you knew damn well you were a proud gay man/woman. It would start to make you annoyed and angry wouldn’t it? He is not saying being gay is bad, but he realizes that a lot of people are making it that way when they go to blogs and call him a DL man. And he’s saying out of all the things they say about him, he thinks being ugly has more truth than him being gay.

      1. Please don’t tell me how to take a comment about being gay and you’re not gay. That’s the annoying thing about most of you heteros, yall don’t walk in our shoes but stay trying to tell us when we have a right to get upset about something. So go have a stadium of seats please. And thank you.

        1. I am gay and you are being stupid, Hershey. Ne-Yo is full of this, that’s all! Don’t take just part of what he said and judge him, as people do with us gay. Take him as a great talented artist, straight oriented, who cares about his looking. That is him. I would be as pissed as him if people would keep calling me gay because of the way I act. Come on, being gay is not about caring for the looking, or liking dancing, or being happy, or any of those. It is about feeling attracted to men and nothing else! It doesn’t matter how you act, being gay is something that doesn’t show up, unless you want it to. What people see externally is just our personality, which doesn’t depend on your sexual orientation. Once people realize that, those stupid rumors won’t be an issue to anyone anymore.

  3. I think he said too much. Just say you’re not gay and move on. He keeps talking about it and it seems really suspect. Even Kanye addressed the gay rumors once and moved on.

  4. Either Ne-yo is bi or straight because he definitely tried to hit on me at an industry party one night…and no Kanye is not gay either. And that’s all I will say about that.

  5. I’m not gay but I can see why those that are take offense to this. He said this like being gay is a negative thing. If that is your lifestyle and someone spoke about it like it was a negative thing, you’d feel some type of way too. Sexuality differences shouldn’t make understanding that hard.

  6. If Ne-yo say he is straight,
    then I will take the man’s word for it. Enough said.
    Move on already!

    I remember in the 80’s (the band) Culture Club’s music was hot
    and they wore make-up on all their video’s, no one cared about that.
    Because they were REAL musicians.

    Frank Ocean, Has only been out musically
    for a short while. So, the majority of the mainstream audiences don’t know who he is.
    Even with all the announcements made about him, I hope he can live up to
    the anticipation musically that Europeans who are already familiar with greats like Sir. Elton John and George Michael and deliver.

    Because once the fan-fair dies down about his emancipation. People will want to get some decent music. I don’t see his song “No Church in the Wild” can beat “Church of the poison mind” by (Culture Club), or “Tiny Dancer” by (Elton John).

    He better bring it!
    I mean, as they say in tinsel town, let the music play.
    Good luck my friend.

  7. i think …its the most high time for people to understand that…when you dont do something, then there is no way i can force it to be— so if NeYo says HE’s not a gay..then why do you people force it to be ??????

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