Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Which Lip Syncing Diva Is Ne-Yo Reading?


In a recent interview Ne-Yo made very blunt comments about entertainers who lip sync.

The question is: Who is Ne-Yo trying to read..?

Ne-Yo tells The Daily Telegraph,
"If you're an artist, your job is to learn how to entertain. As an artist, you need to learn to sing or dance, or sing and dance at the same time."
"That's your job. You can't be a mechanic, but let somebody else fix the car. Why would they bring it to you?"
"They'd just take it to the guy who's fixing it. The same thing is true about being an artist. If I want to hear what you sound like on the CD, I'll just listen to the CD."
"If you don't do sing so well, or dance so well, and you need a bunch of pyro, smoke and mirrors to cover up that fact, I have an issue, because I'll feel like I haven't got my money's worth."

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHOA!!!! Ne-Yo look like a Goomba in that pic LMAO...look it up and tell me I'm lying.

Anonymous said...

neyo put ur hat on please......

Anonymous said...

rihanna

Anonymous said...

Oh and I think he just speaking in general..not at someone. IMO

Anonymous said...

he could be talking about anyone........

rihanna
britney
j lo
janet
bieber
chris brown

Anonymous said...

i don't think he's trying to read anybody. he's just speaking in general. only a stuck pig will holla.

Anonymous said...

Stunt.Queen.

Anonymous said...

I agree with him - and I wouldn't want to see him or a bunch of other artists perform live. Give Jill Scott or Chrisette Michelle a microphone and I'm there.

Anonymous said...

beyonce

Anonymous said...

He's talking about none other than Richard's manly looking ass. That bitch can't neither sing or dance. She can't perform either.

Anonymous said...

1:35 PM you better not be talking about Dawn Richard bitch!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he's talking about Chris Brown. He's always lip syncing when he's dancing. But I think Chris's dance moves are so over the top that he doesn't have much of a choice. How many singers do back flips several times during their performance?

Ruby said...

@1:21 YES HE DOES!!!!
LMBO

Anonymous said...

It ain't Riri he talking about, she pays some of his bills via songwriting. LOL. Plus they are friends. I believe he is talking generally though.

Anonymous said...

He is right!!! That's why I don't go to concerts. But he's talking Rihanna though.

Anonymous said...

You know he's talking about the so called best to ever do it, ya'll know, the one who is so great but couldn't sing for 45seconds without a backtrack of autotuned vocals. It won't be the first time he's put her fraudulent "talents" on blast. Does irreplacable ring a bell?

Anonymous said...

We all neyo runs his mouth but I agree... I'm very selective on who gets my money for a concert... I refuse too pay, to watch U and all those smoke and mirrors attempt too put on a show... If u can't hold a note and do the two step... Than when that mic is in Ur hand U better slay like Whitney in her heyday!!!

And all those excuses for CB, I much rather have U dance certain times during a song or a nice breakdown a the end but if u think I don't want too hear U live then Ur a fool.. I love great dancing but if it impacts Ur vocals so much U must lil sync , then less is more

Anonymous said...

He tried it wit his none dancing ass.

Anonymous said...

To be honest.....Neyo has always said this about singers.....and that is the truth....when he was working with Kandi from RHOA in the studio I want to say season 3 he was like "don't get me started on autotune" or something to that nature.....But I am glad you posted this this is a direct stab at The Chrihanna stans.....I like Britney Spears but the heffa can't sing....I have never denied that but I see alot of Chrianna stans in MOFO DENIAL honey!!

Anonymous said...

Them boys band sang and dace live so stop it with the excuses.....The King of Autotune

elaine9245 said...

Honestly, I can only think of Britney Spears, Madonna. Rihanna sings live with the track. Beyacki sings live at her shows(excluding Inauguration). I'm not familiar with Dawn Richards so I can't really say with her. Maybe he is speaking in general of other artists
Ciara maybe? She does dance a lot during her performances.

nba is fixed said...

Ciara, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift don't sing live.

Anonymous said...

FRANK OCEAN
CHRIS BROWN

Anonymous said...

Beyaki never sings live, she can't sing at all. That's why when she fell down a flight of stairs, she held on to the mic for dear life, her voice was still playing in the background while she was tumbling down the stage. She is a fraud.

Her timeless records includes songs like Bow dow, check up on it, kittty kat, run the world, when will people stop believing the hype?

Bee Gee said...

" That's why when she fell down a flight of stairs, she held on to the mic for dear life, her voice was still playing in the background while she was tumbling down the stage."

Lmao

TruthBeTold said...

A hat is muy necessito

he could be talking about anybody tho

Anonymous said...

Well clearly Ne-Yo has never been invited to perform on Britain's "Top of The Pops" show, because they don't let ANYBODY sing live. You could be Kelly Clarkson and Adele doing a one time ever duet and they'd be like, "Nope, you lip sync, or you don't perform". The thing about that show is that it's amazing exposure, so to turn it down on a "No Lip Syncing" principal alone for a performer like him would not be smart.
And then there's also the Macy's THanks Giving Day Parade, he'd have to lip sync there too. I've never been a fan of his singing either, and there have more than a few times where he would benefited a lot from Lip Syncing, lol.

Anonymous said...

@1:43 Bitch Richard = Rihoena. Dawn Richard is mad talented. She can sing, dance, perform live and write music. You're slow as hell to think that.

Anonymous said...

Ne-Yo's always shading somebody in the industry. If he truly believed half the isht he says in his interviews he wouldn't be friends with the island billy goat.

Anonymous said...

@1:37 Hell No, he not talking about RiRi, check it, You have to take things from where they come from.

Remember "Irreplaceable" was written by NEO however, Bey went on Tour stating she WROTE the song, didn't even have the Decency to include him in her statements on World Tour

Giving that fact who would be more familar with Beyonce singing skills than the person teaching her the song

Anyone with eyes can see Beyonce CANNOT dance she only has 47 dance moves she does over and over and she is soooooo sooooo STIFF
Check out here:http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/47-of-beyoncs-absolute-best-dance-moves-6z51

---"If you don't do sing so well, or dance so well, and you need a bunch of pyro, smoke and mirrors to cover up that fact-----

This statement matches Bey ONLY who had all that PYRO(fire) action lately Bey at Superbowl, who uses smoke and mirrors on a constant bases? Bey!!!

I ain't never see RiRi with a but pad on or wave on top of wave on top of wave, Bey has never taken that weave off for 15 years straight how crazy is that?? Chick has NO HIPS thats why she ALWAYS in CORSETS covering her back side with her arms using big over size hand bags to put over her high flat ass. She has HIP DIPS, no smooth curves chick shaped like a Rubik's see here B is Queen of Smoke and Mirrors

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1m3skQOtL1qdhsx.png

http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/beyonce-perf-vmas/thumbs/beyonce-perf-vmas-07.jpg

Hands down Neo is talking about BEYONCE!!!!!!

mure_noire said...

A Goomba!!!! LMBAO!!!! CLASSIC!!!!

Seraphinix Seraphim said...

@1:21 GOOMBA? Imma have to ask you to leave sir,rofl

Anonymous said...

Mexican jumping bean head ass mofo. he looks like those fish that are in the background in Bikini Bottom

gr8p said...

Hand bags...oops..I mean pistols at dawn! Ne-Yo coming for a dual, yall.

*giggle*

That Old Broad said...

Anonymous said...
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he's talking about Chris Brown. He's always lip syncing when he's dancing. But I think Chris's dance moves are so over the top that he doesn't have much of a choice. How many singers do back flips several times during their performance?

1:44 PM
^^^

No excuse. James Brown did splits, slung sweat, and danced hard throughout his routines and STILL SANG. IN TUNE. He danced HARD from the 50's at least the late 70's and maybe even into the '90's. That old man was "sanging" and "slanging" till the day he died, literally.

Michael Jackson learned from JB and did the same thing until the day HE died.

Any singer/dancer worth their salt has copied JB and only Prince (70's-90's) and MJ have done real justice to JB's singing and dancing regimine.

Jackie Wilson (Mr. Excitement) is another example of a singing and dancing showman. He would somersault backwards and do a split on cue. And. Still. Sang. Wilson was another artist that MJ studied.

Let me add that one of Wilson's many women shot him and lodged a bullet near his spine, and it could not be removed. And it did not slow him down one bit.

These children who call themselves grown entertainers and whatnot are as soft as cotton.

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Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the commentary

Anonymous said...

@1:24 he is probably talking about Beyonce. Beyonce needs 50 dancers, fire, explosions, and a backing track to put on a show. The bitch has been lip syncing for years, this is just the first time she's got called on it. Rihanna sings live everytime she's not dancing but it is near impossible to dance and hit notes at the same time.

Anonymous said...

@7:59 you don't know WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. It's a known fact Michael never sang live on TV performances. Also he did lip sync- A LOT.

That Old Broad said...

11:34PM, it is not uncommon even the best of singers to lip synch on TV, especially live TV. Sometimes it is a requirement.

And MJ was no exception.

And some artists sing LIVE along with their tracks, which MJ also did.

You can lip synch rote vocals, but you CANNOT lip synch adlibs. If you have ever been to his concerts with the Jackson 5 or seen old footage of him singing, he adlibbed and it was not lip synched. And while he still sang to tracks later in life, he also sang live.

I stand by my original comment.

Anonymous said...

BTW, he did pre-record the tracks for "This Is It", but that is not to say that he would not sing along.

That Old Broad said...

Just to help to put things in perspective, Luciano Pavarotti, a virtuoso LIVE opera performer would lip synch given certain conditions such as freezing cold. But he COULD sing live.

Anonymous said...

^^^
and did.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce. Stans are so dumb they didn't realise that her lipsyncing at the inauguration was proof that she's probably been lipsyncing during performances her whole career! Just that she got busted that time. Do they really think that was the first & only time she's ever lipsynced? She's a pro at it and it is clearly a staple part of her routine. What kind of 'great vocalist', 'great singer' is that??

zeeedeee said...

Neyos voice is like silk.....i just wish he would really sing....so talented.....so pop/techno.....so lame now.....so opinionated...so right.....think he shadin bey

Anonymous said...

@ 1:51 AM

You are so dumb to think Beyonce has lip synced her whole career when there is a clear difference between live and lipped. If you can't tell the difference between a live and a lipped performance, it's really time to buy a hearing aid. Great vocalists like Pavarotti and Whitney Houston lip synced.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce ass is included...she does all of that shit he talking about!

So Neyo cut the fucking crap..and before mofos can say Beyonce can dance, I just would like to add that grinding is not dancing. And the shit she does a 4 year old can do, AS WE ALL CAN SEE, since they are the ones most easily influenced by her airhead ass

Anonymous said...

I would say Keyshia Cole...but that hoe can't afford Pyro.

Anonymous said...

@5:13

I'm not British but I remember Top of the Pops and many acts did sing live. That wasn't a good example.

Regarding GoGo and his statement, he might as well be talking about every pop star on the Billboard Hot 100 because NONE of them mofo's can sing/dance live/in synch.

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