Ne-Yo Regrets Giving ‘Irreplaceable’ To Beyonce


Ne-Yo has admitted that he regrets giving Beyonce “Irreplaceable.” Ne-Yo has revealed hat he actually wrote the mega-hit for himself, but ended up giving it to Bey — although he admits that he probably wouldn’t have been able to do the track justice.

In a radio interview, Ne-Yo said, “One song that I gave away and didn’t want to is Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable’. I honestly wrote that song for myself. But that song actually taught me a very interesting lesson – men and women don’t actually think that much differently on the grand scheme of things.”He continued,”However, a man singing it comes across a little bit misogynistic, a little bit mean.”

  • Ne-Yo added that he’d like to collaborate with Bey’s husband Jay-Z to make a “classic” track. He said, “Jay featured on a track of mine on my second album, and I featured on one of his on his ‘Kingdom Come’ album but we haven’t done anything since then. Jay is a good friend, he’s a good person. Though we’ve worked together I think there’s potential for a classic record there and we haven’t really realized that potential yet.”
  • In other news, reports say that Ne-Yo and his baby’s mama Monyetta are expecting another baby. Monyetta gave birth to their daughter Madilyn Grace Smith in December. She was born premature.


  1. I’m sorry but Irreplaceable would sound really weird being sung by a man. And just because it was a hit song with Beyonce, doesn’t really mean that would have been the case had Neyo sang it.