Ne Yo doesn’t exactly seem like the easily flappable type. But he admitted to OK! that when he met Michael Jackson, he was so starstruck that he wanted to faint!
The singer and songwriter, who has worked with everybody from Whitney Houston to Britney Spears, has been collaborating with Jacko on the superstar’s comeback album.
"I’ll submit songs, he’ll call me up, tell me which ones he likes, which ones he doesn’t, and then ask for more," said Ne Yo at a party in New York thrown by luxury watch company, Vacheron Constantin in support of the Afghanistan World Foundation.
"It’s a little surreal, to be honest — him being one of the reasons that I even sing," he admitted.
"I actually got a chance to meet him, and that was a very, very, embarrassing situation: it was one of those, I’m-not-going-to-faint-but-I-kind-of-want-to-faint situations," said the So Sick singer.
"We sat and talked about music and what direction he would like [the album] to go."
And what direction might that be, Ne Yo?
"No, no, no, no, no! He made me swear I wouldn’t say!"
What a tease!
By Oliver Coleman