Rap-Up TV: Ne-Yo Praises Nicki Minaj, Dreams Up Kanye West and Obama Collaboration

On November 6, Ne-Yo wants you to do two things—vote and pick up his new album R.E.D. The project, an acronym for Realizing Every Dream, features the single “Let Me Love You” plus collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Tim McGraw, Diddy, and Fabolous.

The R&B gentleman has crafted hits for everyone from Beyoncé to Young Jeezy, but it’s the President who he would like to work with next.

“Obama has a pretty decent singing voice,” Ne-Yo told Rap-Up TV. “I feel like I could take that and do something with it and then we add Kanye for the controversy element and just the fact that he’s a frickin’ musical genius.”

Another person on his wish list of collaborators is Nicki Minaj. “Huge fan of Nicki Minaj,” he said. “I love the fact that she is who she is. In a day and age where everybody’s copying everything… It almost seems like individuality and originality is taboo nowadays. I dig the fact that she comes out and does what she does, and makes no apologies for it.”

The Grammy winner also shared his admiration for fellow singer-songwriters Frank Ocean (“His take on R&B is not typical”) and Taylor Swift. “Even if you’re not a country music fan, you can’t sleep on the fact that that’s just damn talent,” he said.



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46 Comments

  1. Tim

    Hate all you want on Nicki Minaj, but understand this Nicki Minaj will never fall.. Nicki Minaj has ambition, intelligence and many more things that a person ethic has.. Just about 4 years ago no one knew who Nicki was, & now she’s sold over 3 million records, millions of singles, is getting paid millions to be on American idol! You don’t have to like her, but salute her hustle!

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    WorshipTheQueen Reply:

    @Tim, PREACH !

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    Celine Reply:

    Ne-yo wanna ride Nicki so he threw out azz kisses. He know Nicki is NOT original. Everything she does has been done and we already know by who. I give Nicki one thing, she riding the money wave until there’s no more water.

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    msteefromdc Reply:

    @Tim, LAUGHS…NE-YO CAN’T BE SERIOUS..NICKI MINAJ IS THE MOST UNORIGINAL ARTIST IN HISTORY…EVER

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    truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) Reply:

    @msteefromdc, EXACTLY!!

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @msteefromdc, Yeah pretty much. There is nothing Original about Nicki Minaj

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    truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) Reply:

    @Tim, GO WASH YO TWAWT CUS IT SMELLS LIKE FISH HOE

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    Respect is Due Reply:

    @Tim, CHURCH!!!!!

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    Roman Empire Reply:

    @Tim, I REFUSE to LOSE.

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  2. Roman must die

    Neyo stop kissing ass. Please. You just said that Lady Gaga is not going to have longevity, but you big up Nicki “coppycat” Minaj for having originality and Taylor Swift for having amazing talent. (Well she can play guitar and write songs but that’s it) Ms. Neyo have several seats and stop talking. Please

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    truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) Reply:

    @Roman must die, NEYO GO EAT A D*CK

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    Unknown Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), You eat a dick, you asshole!

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  3. just me

    what the fuck is ne-yo talking about? there ain’t nothing original about NICKI she swagga jacked lil kim and through bits and pieces of missy elliot in there…boy bye

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    RoniqueDavis Reply:

    @just me, TRUTH.His album is almost out now his gonna suck ass and create controversy with the gaga comment.

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    truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) Reply:

    @just me, neyo is a PUNK ASS BITCH who need to concentrate on riding D*CKS!!

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  4. RIHLUV

    NICKI MINAJ …ORIGINAL?….GO SIT ON A DICK NEYO!
    SHE BEEN A KIM FANNNN..PLAYTIME IS OVER PEOPLE!!! GO WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE!

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    truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) Reply:

    @RIHLUV, COSIGN!! that BITCH neyo needs to clean out her twawt!

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @RIHLUV, if you base your opinion of her of that you must feel the same way about beyonce, rihanna, lady gaga, and more cause they ALL have videos like that on youtube

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @RIHLUV, These stans want everything but the Truth. Playtime Is Over is the Truth but i guess thats a foreign language to them smh

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  5. WorshipTheQueen

    YASSSSS ! Stan !!

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    truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) Reply:

    @WorshipTheQueen, sissified punk

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    anonymous Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), please shut the hell up and go and find another persons page to hate on, your name is dedicated to Nicki minaj, all you do is post negative comments about someone that is winning. You better go and get a job or something

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  6. truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile)

    WTF DID THIS SISSY JUST SAY??!!! NICKI COPIED HER WHOOOLE DAMN IMAGE FROM KIM AND LACED IT WITH GAGA SO WTF IS SHE TALKIN BOUT?!! chiiile this giiirl needs to rest her kat…that’s why she aint selling crap!! NEYO YOU ARE A BONEFIED QUEEN GIRL!! chile i canit with this QUEEN!!

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    TheTTT333 Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), but Lady Gaga stole from Madonna and Grace joins…and Lil Kim got her wigs from dancehall queens in Jamaica and she NEVER wrote her lyrics…and she even copied a song word for word in a song off Naked Truth and Tanya Stephens (a reggae artist) sued her! So bye…Nicki sounds nothing like Lady Gaga or Kim.

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    #teaminaj Reply:

    @TheTTT333, right

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    cOmeATMEbRO Reply:

    @TheTTT333, LOL! You kids try to hard, Lil Kim was the 1st artist EVER to do the wigs/barbie theme, Lil Kim and Missy Elliott are the only female rappers to have a “creative” force.

    And where’s the proof Kim never wrote her lyrics? If she didn’t write them, then who did? When Mobb Deep went into the studio with Kim they stated themselves that they watched Kim write her verse.

    And the same situation that happend with Azealia Banks and producer “Munchi” was the same situation that happend with Kim. She SAMPLED Tanya. She also did a track with her as well. Your argument is fail.

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    Trev Reply:

    @cOmeATMEbRO, ummmm no Azealia took munchi’s beat…Lil Kim stole the whole song…beat, lyrics, everything…she thought because Tanya wasn’t in the states she could get away with it….go listen to Tanya’s song then Kim’s it’s the same thing…even did that terrible Jamaican accent she has

    and did you say Kim was the first artist to wear wigs? lol and the first artist to have a barbie theme? looooool…i don’t even know what to say to that except “I’m a barbie girl, in a barbie wooorld” lol

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    TheTTT333 Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), *Grace Jones*

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    Lily Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), You’re fuckin ridiculous. You’re pressed AF go get a life, go comment on lil kim’s post. FOH

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  7. RoniqueDavis

    Since when does Ne-Yo get to talk so much shit.First the Trey Songz saga,then the gaga comment now this.The Chris Brown/Rihanna thang will prolly be next,if not already.Talk about originality!

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  8. truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile)

    neyo is a messy queen chile. that’s why HER cd’s don’t sell

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  9. anonymous

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), please shut the hell up and go and find another persons page to hate on, your name is dedicated to Nicki minaj, all you do is post negative comments about someone that is winning. You better go and get a job or something..

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  10. anonymous

    How can your names be ROMAN MUST DIE, AND truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) And you comment on Nicki’s post first, even before her fans. smh. hate all you want, that girl is hustling and and winning

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  11. TheTTT333

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), I meant Grace Jones

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  12. sexicalswagg

    Neyo really tried it with that Nicki comment, he ain’t slick. I know what his shady ass was doing with that comment, and I love him for it.

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  13. Respect is Due

    Neyo spoke about several things but everyone is commenting about what he said about Nicki. Mhmmm, interesting, yall haters can’t help but talk about her lmao. Keep up the work!

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    jjj Reply:

    Jjj@Respect is Due, n that’s the part that they don’t get she will keep winning because if u bring up nicki Minaj –that’s all they hear –she is relevant af n if she copied so much u should not be able to get the shine she gets so hatters die #teamminaj

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  14. vicki

    Ne-yo knows the truth. I always did like him.

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  15. BEDSTUYFLY

    NICKI’S ORIGINAL? MS NEYO STOP THE LIES & FAIRYTALES

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    Lily Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, I see u throwing hate on every fuckin post about Nicki. Pressed much?

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  16. Me Not You

    Nicki Original ALL DAY

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  17. MissinThe90's

    I just wanna know how could someone being all over the place such as a person like Nicki MInaj be considered as original? She don’t even have a style except of looking like a bottle of Pepto Bismol all the time…and she act like she’s high off it…

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  18. MmmHmm

    LMAO!?! WHO TAKES HIM SERIOUSLY??????!!!! HE’S A BARB! IS HE OUT OF THE CLOSET YET?!

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  19. Tbh

    Nicki’s style and Kim’s style is very different tbh.

    Nicki’s style is more about metaphors and wordplay.
    Kim’s style is more about bars.
    Nicki’s style is more playful deliveries nd words.
    Kim is more serious and can be playful in a serious way lol.
    Nicki does rap, pop songs, and sings.
    Kim is mostly rap. But when it comes to genres nothing is new under the Sun.

    The whole comparison of them two now is so OLD like Kim isn’t even allowed to put out music anymore. It’s done.

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  20. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    nice

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  21. Kenya

    People always do this. Whenever an artist is hot everybody likes you. But the minute Nicki Minaj falls off watch how all these artists leave her out to dry. Dont be fooled by artists in the music industry. The music industry is VERY FICKLE.

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