Singer-songwriter of the moment Ne-Yo is the talk of Minneapolis after his recent appearance at Macy's Glamorama. Unfortunately much of buzz is around his on-air gum popping and less around his fashion aesthetic, notes Star-Tribune columnist C.J.
Ne-Yo spends too much time cultivating a look to have it marred by chewing gum. But there the singer-songwriter was Friday night at the Glamorama after-party, taking pictures with fans, trying to dance like Fred Astaire, all the while chomping on gum. Gum chewing is incompatible with donning the hat and the glasses and the nice suit and the shoes, Ne-Yo. Gum chewing minifies the sophisticated style you so studiously attempt to convey.
What did Coco Chanel famously say? "Look in the mirror and remove one accessory." For Ne-Yo, those accessories would be chewing gum and lip gloss. 'Cause, you know, Ne-Yo has said several time he is not gay. Definitely not gay.
WHEN YOU JUMP, Ne-Yo pops his gum and demonstrates his oral technique. Thanks Percy.