Appearing in an interview at Straight.com—please stop laughing, it's the website of the Vancouver-based weekly The Georgia Straight—Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable" defends his sexuality against rampant "internet rumors."
"In not ever having to deal with anything like this before, I got mad," he explains. "But then Jay-Z broke it down for me, like, 'This is the music business. You gotta take the bad with the good. If you're doing something right, haters are going to come around, and they're not going to go anywhere. You gotta learn how to let that roll off your back.'
"Anybody that knows me, knows I'm not gay," he continues. "If you wanna know, I've been an open book since day one. All you've got to do is ask, and I'll tell you: I love women."
Just as a point of reference, the chatter about Ne-Yo began long before last year's unfounded "coming out" which he never specifically denied. There is an active 56-page, 1200-post message board at Topix devoted to the supposedly colorful escapades of the R&B singer. It's interesting that Ne-Yo is now specifically denying the rumors.
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