Ne–Yo is claiming that he is NOT GUILTY when it comes to all of the talk that he stole his upcoming album title R.E.D. from The Game. However, The Game did release an album titled R.E.D last year.
Ne–Yo spoke at the LAX and said that he does not feel like he has ripped off The Game’s album. He states that the title of his album was carefully chosen and it stands for Realizing Every Dream. Furthermore, Ne–Yo, goes on to state, that he chose the title because he felt that it was a good fit for his album and he did not have The Game anywhere in his mind when he was choosing an album title.
For those of you who are wondering, however, The Game’s R.E.D. album was debuted number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Ne-Yo also feels as though he could care less as to what the public and media thinks about him at this point because The Game has not stepped to him personally and stated that there is a problem with the title of his album. To make his point even more he says that he is not even the first artist to inadvertently use another artist’s title because Jay–Z’s The Blueprint shares the same title as one of KRS–One’s albums.
The word on the street is that The Game does not have a problem with Ne–Yo having the same title as his. He says Ne–Yo is a cool dude and he is sure that the reasons for choosing the title that he did is legit.