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Ne-Yo: All The Prettiest Kids Are Light Skinned


I still haven't figured out WTH made Ne-Yo, who I thought was a smarter dude, hop on the Yung Berg train of stupidity. He was being interviewed on video by a radio station, and at the end, the white female host said she was glad Ne-Yo wasn't dating anyone (yeah right) so she could now have him all to herself. No-No's response? "All the prettiest kids are light skinned anyway." We're still doing this in the '08 No-No? Really? SMDH. Get it together. You can hear it for yourself around the 6:40 mark in the video above.
In other news, Soulja Boy has issued a public apology for all his idiotic moves and statements lately:

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That is just sad.... So

That is just sad.... So wtf is he saying about himself???? So sad...po baby...I guess he's saying since he's not light bright he's U-G-L-Y...Ne-yo or no-no needs a hug..
Tasmeen's picture

hmm pretty sad Ne-Yo, all

hmm pretty sad Ne-Yo, all shades are beautiful! you can be "light skinned" and still not be attractive looking, it's called logic thinking lol. Well i was never a big fan of his, i just liked two songs by him, definely not helping his career
Vania's picture

Go to the website Hot93.7

Go to the website Hot93.7 website and listen at Jenny backstage interview with Ne-YO CLOSELY,cuz is up here posting negative things about him without listening to all the interview.He's not degrading dark skinned women,cuz as some of y'all may know his son is dark skinned like him.He just saying in a j/k way that all the prettiest kid are light skinned, he didn't mean it a negative way...like the way y'all up here making sound.
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Go to the website Hot93.7

Go to the website Hot93.7 website and listen at Jenny backstage interview with Ne-YO CLOSELY,cuz is up here posting negative things about him without listening to all the interview.He's not degrading dark skinned women,cuz as some of y'all may know his son is dark skinned like him.He just saying in a j/k way that all the prettiest kid are light skinned, he didn't mean it a negative way...like the way y'all up here making sound.
missNeYo82's picture

I'm dark skin and sad cause

I'm dark skin and sad cause my mom and dad are light and people always ask why im so dark. This makes me really sad cause everyone thinks dark skin people like me are ugly :) My mom sad that were not buying his c.d.s ever again. You shold not buy ether.
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ignorance brother!!!!

ignorance brother!!!!
yolanda's picture

[quote comment="344879"]black

[quote comment="344879"]black men seriously need to think first before they speak is that why he and his sista so damn ugly ole tilapia face azz[/quote] LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! yo thst funny!!
tee's picture

This is truly sad. I thought

This is truly sad. I thought Ne-Yo was better than this. For a fierce lyricist such as himself, it's sad and heartbreaking to see the depths of self hatred dude has. The statement was stupid and it made me really see Ne-Yo in a different light. Damn.
MOTHERSHIP's picture

[quote

[quote comment="346378"]Besides, Tiny (ugh) killed the "light-skinned" argument so there's nothing left to be said on that issue.[/quote] Hmmm-mmmm....if you sayin' what I think you sayin...ur so wrong!!! Funny, but wrong!!!! Althoe, I didn't really take a longer look at that family pic...they all looked lost in the sauce!!! From mami to papi to pickney....LOST INNA DE SAUCE!!!
WestIndiePrincess's picture

[quote

[quote comment="347278"]Wonder how people would have responded had he said "All the prettiest kids are dark skinneded" ...I mean really, I bet this post would be filled with people saying how much they LOVE Neyo and that it's about time someone noticed....LOL Anyways, I'm quite sure that Neyo was joking, but joke or not, knowing how sensitive of an issue color seems to be amongst us colored folks he bets be prepared for the back lash! Thankfully I discarded the Willie Lynch mentality so this shit doesn't bother me one damn bit even had he said it the other way around. And I definitely will still be rocking to "Year of the Gentleman" too![/quote] Can't help but want to ask based on the obviousness of the pic posted ......would you have calmly stated the SAME thing if you were a couple shades darker!?
Negrita's picture

[quote comment="344918"]Thank

[quote comment="344918"]Thank goodness for education and a pround woman of African descent for a mother. This stuff doesn't even bother me.[/quote] For real!!! Initially, what you want to do is rally on his ass and beat him further down...but you shouldn't b/c ppl with such deep PSYCHOlogical issues need more positive words like "You DO matter!" or "Love yourself b/c you're the only one you've got!"....more so since he's got a son of his own! The pattern of breaking down black men MENTALLY and EMOTIONALLY has got to stop!! If not for the damaged grown ass ones, then for the youth/children!!
Negrita's picture

I just want to give a big

I just want to give a big handclap for Soulja Boy because my brothers like him and I def didn't want them to listen to his stuff because of what he said...But nonetheless I'm glad that he understands the power that he has...
Brittany's picture

Wonder how people would have

Wonder how people would have responded had he said "All the prettiest kids are dark skinneded" ...I mean really, I bet this post would be filled with people saying how much they LOVE Neyo and that it's about time someone noticed....LOL Anyways, I'm quite sure that Neyo was joking, but joke or not, knowing how sensitive of an issue color seems to be amongst us colored folks he bets be prepared for the back lash! Thankfully I discarded the Willie Lynch mentality so this shit doesn't bother me one damn bit even had he said it the other way around. And I definitely will still be rocking to "Year of the Gentleman" too!
DRED's picture

anybody ever heard of willie

anybody ever heard of willie lynch... it's the same thing. seperate blacks by their differences and put them against each other.
LC's picture

[quote comment="346969"]I

[quote comment="346969"]I know I am in the minority but I don't think Ne-Yo is that great as a writer or singer. I just don't see the hype. I know his songs become hits but just because something is a hit doesn't mean it is good or has any longevity. All of his music lacks depth, substance and meaning. It is all superficial so I can't say I am surprised by anything he says. Nothing but bs comes out of his mouth. He has always been arrogant, running his mouth and telling everyone else's business. Long story short, I can't stand the fool. I have never supported him and this statement won't make or break that rule. He is extremely mediocre to me and his Grammy nominations are one of the reasons I have no interest in watching the travesty that the Grammys has become.[/quote] you jus spoke to my soul on SOOO many levels, f**k the grammys and ne-yos faggety a**. it's people like him why these views continue to plague our community. im dark skinned and i wouldnt change it for the world! HATE IT OR LOVE IT!
young a's picture

I am very dark skinned and

I am very dark skinned and neyo's ignorance is just way to funny to even tolerate. Speaking as if he is light skinned...and comeone, self-hate in 2008????seriously!!!! just put it out there and say u don't like being black cos if thats the case, i SURE DO LOVE IT! and u ain't cute either!
tash's picture

I personally don't think Neyo

I personally don't think Neyo means what he said, I think he meant it sorta like, "that's what people think anyway". He's dark,his mom is dark, and his sister I don't believe he's that dumb to believe what he actually said. If so, that means he, his mom and sister, AND ANCESTORS are ugly. I could be wrong but I give him the benefit of the doubt because he's been asked about the light/dark issue before and his response came off as real. Miss Jones asked him do he prefer light skinned girls and he said no. Tyra applauded him for having a dark skinned girl as his love interest in his "Sexy love" video, (and we all know that NEVER happens), when he was on her show. Now if he actually means and believes what he said, this isn't the Neyo I like. Are all the prettiest kids light skinned? Well I do believe many people believe this it's 1 of the reasons many blackmen date or marry non black women? It has a lot to do with children. They want their child to be biracial because they consider it beautiful. I'm just waiting for the day when a white person pull a Don Imus when it comes to skin tone. Black people will come out swinging, but they can't get too mad when people in our own race believe the samething. Like I say, people don't always say it but they tell you by their actions. What actions? Look at the rich and/or famous blackmen wives and girlfriends. Look at the videos. Watch BET. We can accept it or not, but when your dark you're NOT CONSIDERED BEAUTIFUL and this topic will KEEP COMING UP until people change their ACTIONS and their ATTITUDES. Don't forget, there are "MANY" people that believe that we are ALL UGLY regardless of our skintone.
PrincessMiMi's picture

[quote comment="346847"]Chris

[quote comment="346847"]Chris Brown said something similar and nobody got on him or decided not to buy his album is it becuz he LIGHTSKIN or does he just get a pass???? Incase you aint know what Chris said..... Chris Brown recently talked about their relationship on The Russ Parr morning show, saying about their relationship is growing. When asked if his Moms likes Rihanna, he said “Yeah yeah, she’s real cool. They’re both light skin with green eyes, so…!”[/quote] I'm lost... I don't see how him and Ne-yo are the same. Unless I'm just not understanding Chris' quote correctly, it just sounds like he is making a joke, saying Rihanna and his Mom get along because they look alike. How is that like Ne-yo saying that light skinned kids are the prettiest?Ne-yo is making an ignorant statement that is talking about demeaning most black children, and Chris is just talking about his Mom and Rihanna.
Robinique's picture

Actually when Chris said it

Actually when Chris said it people were on his behind too. It was a stupid comment and people raised sand about it, maybe not this website but on others. Just like that comment, this will soon fade away too.
Um...Yeah's picture

NEXT STEP...... NE-YO WILL

NEXT STEP...... NE-YO WILL RELEASE AN APOLOGY!! HE DIDN'T MEAN IT, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH AND MORE BLAH!! WHILE HE IS SURROUNDED BY DARKSKIN KIDS GIVING THEM CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!! NE-YO YOU NEED TO GO SOMEWHERE WITH YOUR GAY A**!!!!
NC N THE HOUSE's picture

I know I am in the minority

I know I am in the minority but I don't think Ne-Yo is that great as a writer or singer. I just don't see the hype. I know his songs become hits but just because something is a hit doesn't mean it is good or has any longevity. All of his music lacks depth, substance and meaning. It is all superficial so I can't say I am surprised by anything he says. Nothing but bs comes out of his mouth. He has always been arrogant, running his mouth and telling everyone else's business. Long story short, I can't stand the fool. I have never supported him and this statement won't make or break that rule. He is extremely mediocre to me and his Grammy nominations are one of the reasons I have no interest in watching the travesty that the Grammys has become.
Natalie's picture

Lately Neyo has just been

Lately Neyo has just been saying things that just shouldnt be said...things that he'll regret. Maybe if he would just think about what he says, he'd do better. And I know he probably didn't mean it like the media portrays it, but come on Neyo, you've been in the industry how long? You should know by now that every little comment you make can easily be taken out of context. If you don't want negativity from the media, then don't feed them the bait- simple and easy. I strongly doubt, however, that I could compare Neyo's hopefully sarcastic statement with Yung Berg idiotic dumbfounded comment. Anyway, Neyo's still mad talented. As for Soulja boy, I really don't care. He just didn't seem sincere, but then again I may be wrong.
Um...Yeah's picture

To answer your question, yes,

To answer your question, yes, people are still doing that ish. Just today I was driving down Stoney Island (in Chicago) and noticed a car driving down the street with Arizona license plates that read "halfblk." I just shook my head.
Carol Jones's picture

[quote

[quote comment="346183"][quote comment="345352"]See, we as black folks can easily given this nucca a 0...let all light skin people buy his music. I am light-skin, but I have NO tolerance for this kind of tomfoolery from our people. We need to give all colorstruck negroes a place in broke kingdom when they out themselves about color. This includes Yung Berg, Slick Rick( yes ma'am), Prince (the worst), Lenny Kravitz, Pharelle, Neyo and T.I.( yep its well known that he is VERY colorstruck- check out both of his children's mothers as well). I don't care how amazing your music is, how legendary you may be or even a prolific musical genius, if you are a ignorant negroe then you are on my "Gets None" list. Any who I thank NeNO for outting himself. There will be no support again from me.[/quote] It's well known TI likes them light here in the Atl. Even in the strip clubs in the Atl they its said its easy for light-skinned chic to make money than a dark-skin chic. This coming from my light-skin hispanic friend.[/quote] Hell I'm white and TI is just a bit taller, def skinnier then my white trash friend that does mounds of coke. LOL
juzsaying's picture

I'm white, it's not how Ne-Yo

I'm white, it's not how Ne-Yo aka GOGO looks he has so much self hate. It's disguisting for him to say this even off the cuff or whatever..expect a major PR apology aka he was exhausted did'nt know what he was saying within a day. He sure has skills for singing and writing but he's needs psych help for the self hate and the gogo ness!
juzsaying's picture

[quote comment="345005"]I

[quote comment="345005"]I wasn't going to touch this one, but Ne-yo if you're reading this, I just want you to know that being dark-skinned isn't what makes you unattractive, it's because you look like a wide-mouthed Bass. And if you didn't write 99% of the songs on the radio, I would stop listening to your music for this foolishness![/quote] lol@a wide-mouthed Bass
justme's picture

Neyo, Neyo, Neyo!!!!!!!!!plus

Neyo, Neyo, Neyo!!!!!!!!!plus he's fruity, who cares?? What I miss, what did Soulja Boy do wrong???I like him, I don't think he's a bad role model...He's very funny to me...Why is he apologizing???I hope not for that Ice t mess, Ice T was asking for it....
pinkgirly's picture

Chris Brown said something

Chris Brown said something similar and nobody got on him or decided not to buy his album is it becuz he LIGHTSKIN or does he just get a pass???? Incase you aint know what Chris said..... Chris Brown recently talked about their relationship on The Russ Parr morning show, saying about their relationship is growing. When asked if his Moms likes Rihanna, he said “Yeah yeah, she’s real cool. They’re both light skin with green eyes, so…!”
iZiTtheSame's picture

Now back to the topic at

Now back to the topic at hand...I hate when the different shades over black people go at each other over this racist bullshit like all of us weren't on the plantation getting whipped by master at the same time. How is one better than the other because one was picking cotton in the field in the hot sun and the other was "pretty enough" to get raped by the master while cooking over the hot stove? hot sun hot stove it was still SLAVERY! We as black people of all shades need to come together and stop letting master still control over lives! Yous is free now nigger! Act like it!
Ann's daughter's picture

On the Jay biting Biggie

On the Jay biting Biggie note… they traded rhymes often… need examples?? Jay-Z on Jaz-O’s “Phuck Dat” “Thats right its Jay homeboy BK all day. 6figgaz still it’s do-rag on waves/ betta watch what cha say/ cuz speakin on jay’ll/ get cha mouth piece obese like della resse” Biggie on Long Kiss 2yrs later “I make ya mouth piece obese like della resse…” (oh and didn wayne say dat on a song too?) Jay on Dead Presidents 96 “…Fuck em they hate a nigga lovin his life/ in all possible ways kno tha feds is buggin my life” Big on “No Utha” hidden track on Life After in 97 “…Ol folks on da corner sayin hustlin ain’t right/ but fuck em they hate it when a nigga lovin his life/ rappin now but fuckin feds still buggin my life”
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[quote comment="345005"]I

[quote comment="345005"]I wasn't going to touch this one, but Ne-yo if you're reading this, I just want you to know that being dark-skinned isn't what makes you unattractive, it's because you look like a wide-mouthed Bass. And if you didn't write 99% of the songs on the radio, I would stop listening to your music for this foolishness![/quote] LMAO!!That is the funniest shit I've heard all day
Robinique's picture

Besides, Tiny (ugh) killed

Besides, Tiny (ugh) killed the "light-skinned" argument so there's nothing left to be said on that issue.
chaka1's picture

Sold-ya boy is a one trick

Sold-ya boy is a one trick pony and knows his career is basically done with that stupid ass song. Ne-yo needs to quit clownin...
chaka1's picture

[quote comment="345352"]See,

[quote comment="345352"]See, we as black folks can easily given this nucca a 0...let all light skin people buy his music. I am light-skin, but I have NO tolerance for this kind of tomfoolery from our people. We need to give all colorstruck negroes a place in broke kingdom when they out themselves about color. This includes Yung Berg, Slick Rick( yes ma'am), Prince (the worst), Lenny Kravitz, Pharelle, Neyo and T.I.( yep its well known that he is VERY colorstruck- check out both of his children's mothers as well). I don't care how amazing your music is, how legendary you may be or even a prolific musical genius, if you are a ignorant negroe then you are on my "Gets None" list. Any who I thank NeNO for outting himself. There will be no support again from me.[/quote] I think you forgot lil wayne... I agree im not dark but i wont even think about buying a young berg Nothing for being so ignorant
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TELL ThaT FAG! To STFU! Im

TELL ThaT FAG! To STFU! Im Brown-skinned but on the lighter side and just cause im not what you consider light skinned im still sexy as ever! His ugly azz and nothing about his kids will be pretty if they take after his genes. Fukin QueeR! Oh I hate ppl like him! GOod Look Soulja boy a postivie note for the kids.
Yoshi's picture

[quote

[quote comment="346183"][quote comment="345352"]See, we as black folks can easily given this nucca a 0...let all light skin people buy his music. I am light-skin, but I have NO tolerance for this kind of tomfoolery from our people. We need to give all colorstruck negroes a place in broke kingdom when they out themselves about color. This includes Yung Berg, Slick Rick( yes ma'am), Prince (the worst), Lenny Kravitz, Pharelle, Neyo and T.I.( yep its well known that he is VERY colorstruck- check out both of his children's mothers as well). I don't care how amazing your music is, how legendary you may be or even a prolific musical genius, if you are a ignorant negroe then you are on my "Gets None" list. Any who I thank NeNO for outting himself. There will be no support again from me.[/quote] It's well known TI likes them light here in the Atl. Even in the strip clubs in the Atl they its said its easy for light-skinned chic to make money than a dark-skin chic. This coming from my light-skin hispanic friend.[/quote] NEXT TIME AN IDIOT SAYS YOUR "CUTE FOR A DARK SKIN GIRL" TELL HIM I KNOW YOU "FROM WHAT I HEAR YOU ARE CUTE FOR A LITTLE D**K GUY" HE'LL THINK BEFORE HE SAYS IT AGAIN!! LOL
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[quote comment="345352"]See,

[quote comment="345352"]See, we as black folks can easily given this nucca a 0...let all light skin people buy his music. I am light-skin, but I have NO tolerance for this kind of tomfoolery from our people. We need to give all colorstruck negroes a place in broke kingdom when they out themselves about color. This includes Yung Berg, Slick Rick( yes ma'am), Prince (the worst), Lenny Kravitz, Pharelle, Neyo and T.I.( yep its well known that he is VERY colorstruck- check out both of his children's mothers as well). I don't care how amazing your music is, how legendary you may be or even a prolific musical genius, if you are a ignorant negroe then you are on my "Gets None" list. Any who I thank NeNO for outting himself. There will be no support again from me.[/quote] It's well known TI likes them light here in the Atl. Even in the strip clubs in the Atl they its said its easy for light-skinned chic to make money than a dark-skin chic. This coming from my light-skin hispanic friend.
Tia's picture

Ya'll all know where this

Ya'll all know where this type of thinking comes from obviously he was joking and I understand what he meant. It is not true that all light skinned kids are the prettiest buy neyo said it cause it's what most people think including black folk. We can try to act like we don't but we all know it came from slavery. If you have any features or if you color is closer to white then you are right and that is something that dark people has had to live with for decades. The darkest of every race have always had it the hardest ask the dark hispanics. Skin color don't have to be discussed in your house America gives us this attitude your mama or dad didn't have to. It's sad because dark women get it the most I know because I have two daughters one of who is light and the other brown skinned and every comments on how cute the light one is......no they don't say because she is light skinned but both girls look just alike except for their color so I know they think she is prettier because she is lighter. We need to recognize peeps and change our perceptions.
ITS BIGGER THAN THAT's picture

[quote

[quote comment="345089"][quote comment="345060"]I know this may be crazy...but I didn't find out that color was an issue in out among black people until I went to college. I will never forget I went to a forum on campus and heard the craziest things about guys and girls not being able to bring their beau's home because they were too dark or too light. I'd never heard this a day in my life in my house.[/quote] I didn't find out about this color issue til a year ago, when I started reading ish and on Myspace people would have captions, light skin is the right skin SMH.[/quote] In my family color was never discussed you were black be it high yellow or Akon black. When I went to college, same thing happen to me. Dudes started to let me know I was "cute for a dark-skin girl."
Tia's picture

We all know who our female

We all know who our female Chart Toppers are, regardless of their talent...Marketability comes first! Rihanna Beyonce Alicia Keys Mariah Carey
blkberri's picture

[quote comment="344895"]It's

[quote comment="344895"]It's so sad to hear black men say these things, jokingly or not...[/quote] It is. Not just black men though. I dont understand why we are surprised when a celeb says it. They arent the first to say and they will not be the last. Perhaps its b/c of the fact there airing out the dirty laundry of the black community to the public, but its better this way. Maybe then we can all see how foolish it is from the outside looking in.
blkberri's picture

Here we go. Now, I just KNOW

Here we go. Now, I just KNOW that Mr.Fruity in the Booty himself is not making lame light skin/dark skin comments. He was already lame to begin with. So now he's just irrelevant. Let's see who will be the prettiest RnB artist next year, cause it won't be NeYo.
Mademoiselle Kiki......Engaged!!!! (Yes, he did!)'s picture

well, i don't know about all

well, i don't know about all that....but i can CLEARLY see that he's one fugly negro.
Ruth's picture

oh ok, so a week ago y'all

oh ok, so a week ago y'all acting like Ne-yo is the MAN, a musical genius, you got his music on CD, iPod AND ringtones, but he makes one comment about skin color and he's the devil?! that's what you get for supporting mediocre talent. Watch out, your girl Rihanna might say something next!
whatEVER's picture

Ne-Yo is on my F U list now.

Ne-Yo is on my F U list now.
AK's picture

I don't believe Ne-yo is

I don't believe Ne-yo is attracted to any women, so who cares?
huhwhat's picture

[quote

[quote comment="345053"][quote comment="345047"]Beautiful Dark/Brown Skinned Sisters Gabby Union NIA LONG Kenya Moore Angela Bassett Kim Porter Naomi Campbell Tarji Hensen Just to name a few![/quote] Oluchi Sessilee Lopez Jessica White Not so cute light skin ladies Tiny Mariah Carey[/quote] Trina
Black Woman from Snob Hill's picture

Neyo got a nerve to be

Neyo got a nerve to be commenting on anyone's looks hits *back* button
Black Woman from Snob Hill's picture

Ne-yo, Ne-yo! What can I say

Ne-yo, Ne-yo! What can I say about that comment? All the pretty kids are light-skinned! Where did that come from? Ne-yo you need to just need to stick to writing and singing songs! Also, you need to look at people that are your skin complexion and appreciate the beauty! It seems you have some skin-esteem issues that you may need to resolved.
Coal Black African formerly known as African Girl's picture

Okay, didn't Neyo do a video

Okay, didn't Neyo do a video or something clownin Young Turd for the same ish??? Was he trying to be funny? When will Negros learn that ish ain't funny???? Leave the jokes to the comics.
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