News: Game Confused Over Ne-Yo Jacking 'R.E.D.' Album Title, "I Don't Know What That's About"
Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 5:20PM
West Coast rapper Game has offered his opinion on R&B singer Ne-Yo jacking his latest solo album title, The R.E.D. Album, and admitted the swipe caught him off guard.
While Game has laid down tracks with Ne-Yo in the past, he said the R&B hearthrob did not reach out to him about the title.
So what does Game think of Ne-Yo jacking his album title? He doesn't quite understand the renaming, but having worked with the crooner before, seemingly accepts it. "I dont know what that's about, but I've always known Ne-Yo to be a cool dude, so I'm pretty sure he got his reasoning," Game told XXLMag.com. "More power to the lil' homie." Ne-Yo explains that his R.E.D. acronym stands for "Realizing Every Dream," in contrary to Game's definition of R.E.D., which stood for rededicated. (XXL Mag)
Ne-Yo detailed what his R.E.D. Album would embody earlier this week.
"The last couple of years, I've taken a little bit of time to step back and just look at everything that's happened in my life and everything that's going on right now, and I made the realization that I'm absolutely doing it," he said in an interview. "I'm realizing every dream that I've ever had. I'm blessed and not a lot of people can say that. So this album is celebrating the mature dreams, the immature dreams, just every dream that I've ever had and how I am slowly, maturely realizing every single one." (Hip Hollywood)
Recently, the platinum-selling crooner talked to SOHH about placing singing over rapping.
"I am in no shape, form or fashion trying to become a rapper," Ne-Yo promised SOHH. "My lane is R&B, my lane is singing and writing. That's what I do. Rap is something I do when I'm in the studio and just wilding out, having fun. I'll mess around with it but don't expect to hear a Ne-Yo rap album coming anytime soon. I do what I do." (SOHH)
Having sold over 200,000 to date, Game's R.E.D. Album debuted atop its competition last August.
West Coast rapper Game's The R.E.D. Album debuted this week at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper's fourth solo LP has sold 97,900 units to date. Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne moved 94,200 records in its third week. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent Game interview below: