Ne-Yo: I wouldn't exist without Usher

Ne-Yo has praised Usher by saying he "paved the way" for other R'n'B musicians such as himself, Chris Brown and Trey Songz


This article is from 2015.



Ne-Yo doesn't think he'd exist without Usher.

The 32-year-old singer explained the 'Climax' hitmaker has been a huge influence on his career and believes he has helped other R'n'B musicians including Chris Brown and Trey Songz to flourish.

Speaking about Usher after he was presented with the BET Honors Musical Arts Award, he said: "I feel that without Usher, there would be no me, there would be no Chris Brown, there would be no Trey Songz. He paved the way for us, so for him to get that honour was kind of special for me. I feel that he actually deserved it."

The 'Let Me Love You' singer - who recently released his sixth studio album 'Non-Fiction' - has previously been rumoured to be feuding with the 36-year-old star, although as well as praising him, he played down speculation by explaining there is no rivalry between the pair.

He added: "Usher getting honoured was kind of dope for me because a lot of people kind of want us as R&B males to be at each other's throats. I don't know why that is. They want this competition between us, but I don't feel any competition towards Usher."

The BET Honors will air on Saturday February 28 at 9pm on BET.

This article is from 2015.


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