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Monyetta Shaw And “Atlanta Exes” Causing Ne-Yo To Lose Fans; Singer Speaks Out About Criticism: “I’ve Made My Apologies”

August 28th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After Monyetta Shaw revealed on this week’s episode of “Atlanta Exes” that she had her tubes burned in order to prevent herself from having any other kids at the request of former fiancee Ne-Yo, some people have been looking at the popular singer very differently. For instance, check out this very angry message a woman posted on Ne-Yo’s Instagram page earlier this week:

All these f**king cheating stars, and ungrateful men like neyo, I pray that on judgment day God sends all ur a**es to hell! That’s where all of y’all belong. Neyo I m extremely disappointed, ur a selfish bastard and the funny thing is … Ur the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen! Ur ex fiance was Gods gift to u, but of course u wanna keep running around sticking ur d**k in every hole u see. The devil is waiting for u! I hope ur ready. Fool! Ur fame needs to be wripped away from you and then maybe ull realize how greatful u r to have the kinda baby momma u have! @neyo

Too much.

Ne-Yo seems to have noticed these messages from people on his social media, and he made the decision to speak on it with this pic and caption yesterday:


I’ve made my apologies to the people I feel I wronged. I was forgiven by those people. Anybody else passing judgment on me for my past mistakes and immaturities is more than welcome to it. Your opinion is your own to do with as you please. The ONLY judgment I’m truly concerned with is the ONLY one that matters. Mistakes will be made, that’s human. So again to all the perfect beings out there who feel so worthy to judge my imperfection…..ENJOY THE SHOW. #NowTHATSNonfiction #AtlExes #Vh1 #WatchIt #IfCrucifyingMeMakesYouFeelBetterAboutYouHaveAtIt #ShoutOutToAllTheImperfectPeopleOutThereJustTryingToFigureThisThingCalledLifeOutJustLikeMe


Ne-Yo has actually been pretty supportive of Shaw being on the show, promoting the show on Instagram to his 600,000+ followers, claiming he’s #teammonyetta. But the things she’s revealed since being on the show haven’t painted him in a good light at all…

What do you think of Ne-Yo’s response to detractors?

Monyetta Shaw Speaks On Ne-Yo’s Latest Situationship With Crystal Renay

August 27th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Sources: VH1, IG

Sources: VH1, IG

Although he’s still technically living with ex-fiancée, Monyetta Shaw, and their two children, there’s obviously a new lady in Ne-Yo’s life. For months, the singer has been sharing photos of himself with model Crystal Renay. While it’s evident that the two are romantically involved, Ne-Yo made it clear that she is not actually his girlfriend. During a recent interview with NecoleBitchie, Monyetta also addressed her ex’s newfound love interest.

“I really don’t think much of it right now,” she explained. “When it gets serious, that’s when I will dedicate the time to think about it because we have two little kids so it’s kind of not just us. So that person has to be amazing because they’re little kids and they’re so impressionable.

I can’t even think about [Crystal] right now. But when it gets to that point, we’ll cross that point. But I wish him the best.”

She also discussed still living with Ne-Yo.

“I think it kind of made it harder in the beginning. However, time heals all things. And he’s away more than he’s here. And he has a good heart and he’s a good person. Like I said, everyone has their vices, you know? But he’s a good dude overall and that’s how we’re able to be friends.

I like to say that we’re starting a movement. We’re not going to be the stereotypical ‘I hate my baby daddy. I hate my baby momma’ thing. You’re not going to see that. We’re going to start this movement that we can all get along and we can be classy about the situation and be a great example to our kids. That’s what it’s about at the end of the day.”

As for whether or not she thinks she will ever get back with Ne-Yo, Monyetta had this to say:

“I’ll always have that love for him. He’s a good guy. But at the place where he’s at and I’m at, it doesn’t make sense right now. Only God knows.

“You know, people grow apart. People change. Like I said, only time will tell. I think I will forever have a special, special place in my heart for him. I know that will never change. I’m open to the possibility of love, whatever that may look like. If God [will] send the right person to me. Now if God works with him and sends him back, that’s on God. And if not, I’m cool with that. Who knows? Right now I’m good and I wish him the best. It’s all love.”


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On Monyetta Shaw Burning Her Tubes For Ne-Yo And The Sacrifices We Make For Men

August 26th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Monyetta says Ne-Yo broke up with her over the phone two months before going public with their split via Instagram.

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I’m not sure if you’ve been tuning into “Atlanta Exes,” but I would have to say that the person whose story really tugs at my heartstrings the most is Monyetta Shaw (Torrei is a little too sensitive/petty at times, Tameka is too abrasive with her opinions, Sheree is a little immature and Christina…well, I actually like her too).  The former fiancée of Ne-Yo is still trying to move on from her famous flame while holding on for dear life at the same time…

You see, the former couple still live together with their two children, despite the fact that the singer has already publicly started dating someone new (Shaw claims that their living arrangement is temporary). But she says that at some point she wants to move on and date someone new–it’s just been hard to get out there to start.

When asked by cast member Christina Johnson during yesterday’s episode if she was ready to deal with a new man who might want her to have more kids, Shaw broke down in tears because she revealed that she can no longer have children. While with Ne-Yo, as a family, they made the decision after she had their son Mason (they also have eldest daughter Madilyn, born 11 months before) that because they had a boy and a girl, they weren’t going to have anymore children. With that in mind, Shaw had her tubes burnt by a doctor who until the very moment she did it, asked repeatedly, “Are you sure?” This was all while she was in her late 20s, under the impression that they were going to be together for the rest of their lives. Now that they’re not together anymore, she’s very angry.

“What if I meet the one and he doesn’t have kids? I can’t give you kids. That right there, it gets me. It makes me angry. From that, that’s why I see why some women are bitter.”

This whole scene was very sad. Shaw thought that they were going to be a solid family and that their future was going to be bright, only for Ne-Yo to realize after such a big decision was made that he didn’t want to be with her anymore. And she can’t really get away from him to heal completely because she’s made the decision to continue living in his home.

When I saw this scene play out I thought to myself, ‘why couldn’t they just use birth control?’ That’s such a major decision to make as young parents in their 20s so soon after bringing two kids into the world. I also thought, ‘Why couldn’t he get a vasectomy!?’

Another big thing I thought about after watching this scene was the reality of the crazy sacrifices we make for relationships that men often don’t.

I was just having a conversation with a friend this past weekend. After being committed to a man for four years who she was supposed to become a Mrs. to (seriously, they set a date), she left that relationship immensely hurt because he went back on his word one too many times and took her for granted. She sacrificed quite a bit for her partner (including moving to the other side of the country to be with him) and did very sweet things for her man that he wouldn’t do for her. Now she too is unsure about stepping back into the dating world, worried that she won’t find the man who will appreciate her and all she does, but instead, find more hurt and pain.

The only advice that I could give to her is to do what comes naturally to her. If it’s in her heart to go out of her way for her partner, then she’ll do it. But I told her that she shouldn’t do too much to the point where she feels like she gives and gives and gives, only to feel empty after the fact.

Shaw did just that. Not only did she have Ne-Yo’s children and burn her tubes after the fact, but she also got a tattoo on her body with the singer’s government name (Shaffer Smith) because she was that committed and in love.

We as women all do some very interesting things and make major sacrifices (including forgoing friends and family) for people who we think are as invested in the relationship as we are. The easiest answer would be to say that you should go into relationships with your eyes open, but falling in love is a mutha, right?  Your heart can really have you out here confused with your nose wide open. I’ve been there too.

So I sympathize with Shaw, but I applaud her for sharing her story so that other women know and will think long and hard about what could happen before making such major decisions for love (aka, a man). In a recent chat with NecoleBitchie though, Shaw said that despite all she’d given and lost, she still doesn’t regret anything about her relationship with Ne-Yo and had this advice for others:

“Just love. Love with all your heart. Love yourself first. Because who knows what’s going to happen? Don’t have any regrets and don’t hold back. Even being hurt and going through heartbreak, you still live and you’re living life and you just gotta go into it full throttle. Love yourself first and just be open to love.”

You can check out the revealing conversation between Shaw and Johnson below:

Monyetta Shaw Discusses Ne-Yo Breaking Up With Her Over The Phone: ‘I Didn’t See It Coming’

August 20th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last summer, we told you that Ne-Yo announced his breakup from fiancée, Monyetta Shaw, via Instagram.

“Though fate had decided to split our romantic paths, know that I will ALWAYS love you. Forever your partner. Forever your friend. Forever my miracle,” the image read. “I’ll always be there. ALWAYS.@incognemo Forever my miracle,” he added.

Although many were under the impression that Ne-Yo broke up with the mother of his two children via the social networking site, Monyetta says that the actual breakup went down over the phone.

“We broke up amongst ourselves, and it happened to be on the phone,” she told Sister 2 Sister. “He did and it stung a little; however, he was at home the week after and we sat down and discussed everything. It wasn’t crazy, fussing and fighting type thing. We’re two adults, and we handle ourselves in that way. Yes, emotions were high. I didn’t see it coming, but people change.”

As for the Instagram post, Monyetta says that she advised her ex-fiancé against it.

“We broke everything off two months before the infamous Instagram post,” she continued. “We talked about it and I told him, ‘I think it’s a great idea to just get your publicist, just come out with a statement. That will be the classy way to do it.’ For whatever reason, he chose to do it his way BET weekend and the world went crazy,” she said.

Monyetta went on to say that while she’s happy Ne-Yo just came out and said that he’s not ready for a monogamous relationship, she doesn’t really understand it.

“All I know is marriage. My mom and dad, they’ve been together for 43 years. That’s all I know. I will say I was crushed by it, but hey, I do believe everything happens for a reason, and I’m moving through this thing.”

Are you feeling “Atlanta Exes” so far?

Ne-Yo Sues His Accountant For $8M, Alleges Money Was Invested Without Permission

August 1st, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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The Money Can’t Buy R&B crooner Ne-Yo is accusing his former accountant Kevin Foster of sneaky schemes and he’s suing him for $8 million, Eurweb reports.

Foster was Ne-Yo’s “manager, confidant, trusted adviser and friend,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan Federal Court. Yet, Ne-Yo — real name Shaffer Smith —  claims that Foster has been slipping money from his bank account since 2005.

The lawsuit alleges that Foster forged Smith’s signature on loan documents and invested the singer’s money in a water company that was on the brink of bankruptcy. In other words, Ne-Yo had no idea, according to the Daily News, that he was the president and chief financial officer of a troubled business.

It was only after Ne-Yo hired an accounting firm that he discovered Foster’s engagement in “self-dealing and inappropriate conduct,” The Daily News says.

Foster, Ne-Yo says, swindled him out of $4.5 million. The three-time Grammy award winner is also asking for an additional $3.5 million for fees he had paid for Foster’s services.

According to the lawsuit, Foster’s job was to “ensure Smith was financially situated as to maintain his accustomed lifestyle for the remainder of his life, protect Smith from financial ruin, and mitigate risk of frivolous spending.” The implication, of course, is that he did the opposite.

“Apparently, money can’t buy a good accountant,” EurWeb joked.

Ne-Yo Opens Up About New Boo: ‘She Has Much Promise’

July 23rd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Well, there’s definitely a new lady in Ne-Yo’s life. For quite some time now, Instagram photos have made it apparent that the R&B singer has been spending some quality time with model Crystal Renay. He recently confirmed during an interview with Hot 97 that their relationship is definitely romantic.

Though he wouldn’t actually call Crystal his girlfriend, he did have great things to say about where he and his “something like” a girlfriend are headed.

“We are in a good place. Her name is Crystal Renay.”

While many were under the impression that she was one of his recording artists, Ne-Yo seemed to imply that this relationship is all pleasure.

“No, she’s not my artist.”

He was very careful not to place a title on what they have, but expressed that she has “much promise;” whatever that means.

“We’re in a good place. She has much promise. Yes, much promise. Quality.”

When complimented on the fact that he’s not trying to hide their situationship as he has done in the past, Ne-Yo had this to say:

“You know what, at this point in my career, at this point in my life… I’m 34 years old bro, I don’t have time to be hiding. Of course, there are some things you keep personal and private because you’re a human being. But on the other side of it, I ain’t got time to be hiding nothing and all that. It is what it is.”

As for his relationship with ex-fiancée and mother of his two children, Monyetta Shaw, Ne-Yo said:

“Me and the mother of my children, we’re still close, we’re still cool.”

Interestingly, back in May Ne-Yo opened up to Power 105.1 about struggling with being faithful in the past.

“I didn’t get caught [cheating],” he explained. “I realized I had a problem and I have too much respect for the person I was with to continue lying to her face.”

Though it seemed like he was referring to his sudden split from Monyetta, he never actually mentioned her specifically.

Watch his full interview with Hot 97 below.

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Style To Steal, Or Girl Stop: Best And Worst Looks From The 2014 BET Awards

June 29th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Keke Palmer

Miss Keke is looking amazing and all grown up in this gold accented mini with quite a few risqué cut outs. The 20-year-old beauty, whose chic little get-up was designed by Alon Livne, is nominated for the YoungStars Award.

T-Pain Opens Up About 2-Year Bout With Depression & How Chris Brown Stuck By His Side

June 5th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: IG

The entertainment business can be a flaky one. We witness all of the time how a person can be on top of the world one day and down and out the next. Sadly, producer and singer T-Pain says that it was this kind of valley experience that taught him who his true friends are. During a recent chat with MTV News, the musician, whose birth name is Faheem Najm, revealed that when his career took a bit of a nose dive, he sank into a two-year depression.

“I slept, drank, was depressed for no reason. I don’t know why. It was just weird,” he explained. “[It lasted] for about two years. It was a lot of broken stuff in my house.”

He adds that not only did industry friends stop calling, but they also avoided answering his calls. Though he admits that the experience was a hurtful one, he was thankful to have a good friend like Chris Brown, who stuck with him through the difficult times.

“Chris Brown because did it for him. I stayed friends with him. I did it for everybody, but, you know, Chris the most, because he was going through so much with all the backlash and stuff he was going through. And I still called him, hit him up, visit him in the studio, checked on him, make sure was OK, went by his house, just popped up in places that he was.”

T says Ne-Yo was also a person who remained in his corner.

“Ne-Yo stayed down,” he said. “Ne-Yo was in every strip club I went to, every time I went. Where you at? I’m coming. I don’t care where you at. I’m driving, I’m flying. Anywhere.”

As for everyone else, Pain says their “friendship” was contingent upon whether or not he had a new hit coming out.

“Everybody else just kind of fell off and was just like, ‘Aight, well, make a new song and we’ll call ya.’”

Now that he’s back on the music scene, we’re wondering how those fair-weather friends are treating him.

Watch T-Pain’s interview below. 

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Did Ne-Yo And Monyetta Split Over Infidelity?

May 27th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Last summer, Ne-Yo strangely announced his break-up with ex-fiancée, Monyetta Shaw, via Instagram.

“Though fate had decided to split our romantic paths, know that I will ALWAYS love you. Forever your partner. Forever your friend. Forever my miracle,” he wrote. “I’ll always be there. ALWAYS.@incognemo Forever my miracle.”

For nearly a year, fans have been in the dark regarding what caused the split, but the “Let Me Love You” singer’s recent Breakfast Club interview may offer a bit more insight into the couple’s demise. For one, Ne-Yo and Monyetta were engaged to be married, but the now-35-year-old A&R and songwriter says he still isn’t ready to make that commitment.

“35 is just the number of years I’ve been on this planet,” he explained. “First of all, I still have a lot of maturing to do and I’m aware of it. I’m not ready for all that. One day I will be.”

He also confessed to being unfaithful in the past. And while he didn’t mention Monyetta specifically, it seems that he’s referring to their relationship and breakup.

“I didn’t get caught [cheating],” he explained. “I realized I had a problem and I have too much respect for the person I was with to continue lying to her face.”

Despite not being able to work things out in their romantic relationship, the Ne-Yo and Monyetta share two beautiful children, whom Ne-Yo gives credit for inspiring his “grind.”

“[Fatherhood] has inspired my grind. It’s definitely something that makes you get out there and work that much harder. Now if the ship sinks, everybody goes down. Before it was just me and it was like, ‘If I go down, I can re-up later own.’ Now, I have two people that depend on me that didn’t ask to be here. If I have to stay in the studio a few hours extra, so be it.”

Watch Ne-Yo’s full interview below.

You’re On 10 Right Now: Celebs Forced To Attend Anger Management Classes

January 6th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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We’ve all been guilty of letting our tempers get the best of us at one time or another but these stars clearly have anger issues and were forced to attend management classes to get their emotions in check.

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown virtually grew up in the public limelight and was one of R&B’s brightest stars until he assaulted Rihanna in 2009. Since then Brown has had a hard rehabilitating his image and his anger issues certainly aren’t helping. After a string of arrests for assault and hit and run charges, Brown decided to be proactive and seek help for his anger issues. But he left treatment early after going into a fit of rage and a judge ordered the “Don’t Judge Me” singer back to anger management for 90 days and to be subject to random drug testing.