- Ne-Yo earlier issued an apology statement that was shared on his page on Sunday
- But on Monday night, Ne-Yo released a new video insisting his fans needed to hear his thoughts ‘from the horse’s mouth
In the interview with VladTV, the RnB singer spoke on transgender children and the parents that raise them. He also questioned minors’ rights to receive gender-affirming care.
After being called out for his comment, he issued an apology statement that was shared on his page on Sunday.
But on Monday night, Ne-Yo released a new video insisting his fans needed to hear his thoughts ‘from the horse’s mouth, not the publicist’s computer.’
‘All right, listen, I normally don’t give too much of a damn about what y’all think about what I do, what y’all have to say about what I say, whatever,’ he began in the video.
‘I normally don’t care because like I said, opinions ain’t special.’
He said ‘Everybody got one. However, this is something I feel very strongly on. And I need y’all to hear this from the horse’s mouth, not the publicist’s computer.
‘So, check this out. First and foremost, I did not apologize for having an opinion on this matter,’ he said.
‘I’m a 43 year old heterosexual man raising five boys and two girls, okay? That’s my reality. Now, if my opinion offended somebody, yeah, sure. I apologize for you being offended because that wasn’t my intention.
‘My intention is never to offend anybody. However, I’m entitled to feel how I feel. I’m absolutely entitled to feel how I feel the same way you are entitled to feel how you feel.
‘I ain’t asked nobody to follow me, I ain’t asked nobody to agree with me,’ he continued. ‘I was asked a question and I answered the damn question, okay? I have no beef with the LBGTQIA+ community whatsoever.
‘I got no beef with y’all, do whatever the hell it is you want to do. Do what you want to do with your kids. However, somebody asked my opinion on this matter, and this is how I feel, I will never be okay with allowing a child to make a decision that detrimental to their life. I will never be okay with that.’