Ne-Yo not a perfect gentleman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 November 2012


Ne-Yo sings about the "imperfection of perfection" on new track 'The Cracks in Mr Perfect' from his fifth album, 'R.E.D'

Ne-Yo sings about the "imperfection of perfection" on new album 'R.E.D.'

The US artist has a new song, 'The Cracks in Mr Perfect', which explains how everybody, including seemingly flawless stars, have their weaknesses.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm a gentleman, but I'm a human being first, and a human being is not always polished and pretty.

"'The Cracks in Mr Perfect' speaks on the perfection of imperfection. Coming into the game, I didn't realise the perception of the artist as this perfect being."

Ne-Yo, 30, almost called his album after the song, but was cautious of sounding like he was complaining about the privileged position he is in.

He said: "It just seemed like an excuse to complain, I realise I have nothing to complain about."

The singer and songwriter - who has previously worked with Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce Knowles - credits his musical abilities to his mother, who encouraged him to express himself when he was younger.

He added: "My mum saw I was a pent up kid. So she gave me a pen and said, 'Write it all down'."

'R.E.D.' is released on Monday (05.11.12).


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