Ne-Yo's teen hair loss
Ne-Yo claims he wears hats all of the time to hide the fact he is losing his hair, which he says started to happen when he was just 13
This article is from 2010.
Ne-Yo started losing his hair when he was 13.
The 'Beautiful Monster' hitmaker is known for wearing a hat but he originally decided to don headgear when he was a teenager to hide his receding hairline.
He said: "The men in my family start losing their hair really early on. My hair started receding when I was just 13. So that was why I originally started wearing hats. Then I got super-confident with who I am, but they were already part of my look, so the hats stayed."
Despite his love of headwear, Ne-Yo insists he doesn't have a "lucky" hat because it is hard to wear things more than once when you're in the public eye.
He explained: "That's the c**p thing about being a celebrity. Once you've worn something and someone's taken a picture of it, that's it. You can never wear it again. So I can't have a lucky hat, T-shirt or shoes."