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  Singer Ne-Yo is back on the music scene with a fresh new album that highlights how much he’s grown as a man in this life and where his priorities and responsibilities are. “Yes, yes, yes, Good Man. The name of the album is Good Man. It’s the title track off of the album,” explained Ne-Yo. “Man I’m […]

Here’s what we know. Kirk Franklin has been in the industry for 25 years. And since his first album debuted in 1992, Gospel’s hype man has worked with everyone from R. Kelly, Cheryl ‘Salt’ James and Pharrell Williams to more recently Chance The Rapper and Kanye West. We test out Kirk’s knowledge of some of Hollywood […]

  Monyetta Shaw may be best known as the ex-fiance and mother of R&B singer Neyo‘s two children, but she’s quickly taken control of her own story with the release of her new book, Bigger Than Me, a motivational and inspiring  manuscript that promises to help readers take control of their pain and motivate them […]


Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Renay welcomed son Prince Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr. on March 16., and at the time, Crystal called it “the scariest delivery ever.” Baby Shaffer marks the third child for Ne-Yo, who has two kids – 5-year-old Madilyn and 4-year-old Mason – with his ex-fiancee, Monyetta Shaw. The R&B singer and […]


Ne-Yo’s legal battle with his former business manager has come to end, with a federal court judge dismissing the singer’s $8 million lawsuit. TheJasmineBrand reports that the judge threw out the suit on March 3, saying Ne-Yo (real name Shaffer Chimere Smith) failed to show any evidence to back up his allegations against Kevin Foster […]


When fans noticed that Ne-Yo’s kids were absent at his wedding over the weekend, they immediately took to social medial to ask his ex, ‘what’s up with that?’   Ne-Yo married model Crystal Renay at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. on Feb. 20, and his ex, Monyetta Shaw, was compelled to explain that […]

Neyo is just one of the superstars cast in NBC’s The Wiz Live! He joins Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Mary J. Blige, Elijah Kelly, Common, Uzo Aduba, Amber P. Riley and newcomer, Shaniece Wilson in the live three-hour production. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about performing live, the original song the […]

The Wiz Live! doesn’t air on NBC until Dec. 3, but take a look at the exclusive photos from the cast! Shanice Williams as Dorothy   Neyo as The Tin Man   Elijah Kelly as the Scarecrow   David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion   What do you think of the cast? […]

Despite rumors of a breakup and social media all atwitter over allegations of Ne-Yo cheating on her with a stripper in Washington, Crystal Renay opened up about her relationship with the R&B singer in an exclusive new interview with The Instagram model and reality TV star says she’s more than Ne-Yo’s arm candy and […]

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Last month Ne-Yo and video model Crystal Renay announced that they are expecting their first child together AND that they were engaged. Perhaps Ne-Yo didn’t pop the question right the first time, or perhaps there weren’t enough eyes watching them because he proposed a second time and Renay made sure to capture the moment for […]


Ne-Yo‘s ex-manager is blasting the singer’s $8 million lawsuit and accusations of fraud claim against him. He wants it to be dismissed. Allegedly, Kevin Foster — along with, Vernon & Co., the consulting firm he worked for — stole money from the pop star. Ne-Yo sued his ex-business manager earlier this year. The former business […]