There I was on the edge of my bed while flipping through the channels before the start of Mob Wives when a spine-tingling growl erupted from my television speakers. However, it wasn’t Christina Aguilera belting her latest failed single. Rather, the culprit was Ne-Yo during his performance at the 2013 NBA All-Star game.
Ditching his usual sweet vocals for an odd impersonation of Tina Turner, Ne-Yo barked and snarled renditions of “Let’s Go”, “Let Me Love You” and “Forever Now”. His aggressive approach was so startling that even his backup dancers were confused, thus leading to a very sloppy showing for the sports fans. This is why I don’t usually watch ESPN.
“Shout out to those showing love,” Ne-Yo snapped after his performance at the NBA All-Star game. “Everybody has an off day….all good. Fuck any and all haters. Talk it while I live it bitches!!!” He then sashayed away…I imagine.
Watch Ne-Yo’s puzzling set at the NBA All-Star game below:
Photo by AP Photo/Eric Gay