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Ne-Yo:

MJ Album a Travesty

12/20/2010 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ne-Yo is staging a one-man boycott of the new Michael Jackson album -- telling us he doesn't want to listen to it because he doesn't think MJ would have EVER wanted it to be released.
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The singer/songwriter/producer was in NY this weekend -- where he explained MJ was such a perfectionist, "If Michael was still alive ... I don't think the album would be out yet."

He added, "I'm gonna stick to my old Mike." 

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Barb.A.    

Ne-Yo, you or anyone else do not know 100% what MJ would or would not have done. Some of the songs are actually good & I love the last one.

1313 days ago
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Durelle    

I've heard some of the songs and they sound really good. MJ probably wouldn't have released it yet if he were still alive; but he isn't, and don't really think he gives a crap anymore. He had enough BS in his life, and he's on the other side enjoying the love and peace he never received here. So, shut the F*&k up!!!!

1313 days ago
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KenzieQ    

I agree with Ne-Yo and Will.i.am. Michael would have never released this stuff, it's just not very good. It reeks of greediness.

1313 days ago
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billy    

They should give the proceeds to the children that Michael abused.....

1313 days ago
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billy    

WTF is a Ne-Yo?

1313 days ago
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jealous of kate    

I agree. MJ supposedly had 300+ songs in his 'vault'. He was on the verge of bankruptsy, and would have gone there if he did not die. That concert would have only paid off a small amount of his bills. We now know for certain that he was supporting almost EVERYONE IN HIS FAMILY (well, with the exception of Janet, Rebby (?) and maybe LaToya) and only he knew how much he was doling out to them each month. (and by enabling them, did THAT COST HIM HIS LIFE? They all seemed to like the money too much to push him hard to give up drugs, to confront him. SAD). But, having all those songs, and yes, a lot were 'repeats', if HE felt they were album worthy, wouldn't he have put them in an album, or two or TEN instead of trying to perform when he clearly was not up to it? He was desprete to retire some of that debt, if not all of it. You can only PRETEND that certain bills are not there. Your name, Michael Jackson, will only excuse soo many things, and as delusional as he was with some things, he was facing reality or trying to, with some of the debt. That, his debt, is what killed him. Drugs were the weapon.

1313 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

good bye ne yo whatever you are

1313 days ago
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Doreen    

@DURELLE!

i agree with you 100%.

How do we know what he would have or not have wanted. You are either a fan of MJ or you're not!

1313 days ago
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dizzydiana    

message to Ne Yo.............Love you but, if you have any songs that you have wrote and, have not already put on one of your albums.............destroy them now ,then no one can release them when you're gone.Think of it as saving your fans all the upset of wondering if it is, or if it isn't you singing.
for some reason i Can't see you doing that.

1313 days ago
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AKF    

IF THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE ALL THE MUSIC HE MADE, PUT IT IN A BOX AND NEVER DO ANYTHING WITH IT, THEY MIGHT AS WELL JUST DESTROY IT. HIS MIGHT AS WELL NOT EVEN EXIST IF THATS WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO. I UNDERSTAND HE WANTED THINGS A CERTAIN WAY, BUT HE'S NEVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO FINISH IT. AND JUST FOR ARGUMENTS SAKE, IF HE KNEW HE WAS DEAD, IM SURE HE WOULDNT WANT ALL THE WORK HE DID TO BE IN A DAMN BOX.

1313 days ago
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big al    

way to jump on the bandwagon way after the fact, ne-yo! anything to drum up support for his new failed album i guess.

1313 days ago
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Scarlett    

The album is great! It has got a bit of everything: soul, funk, jazz and ballads. So what else do we want. And "Behind the Mask" is typical MJ-sound. Makes you wanna dance! And yes, we do not know what he would have wanted and what not. So let's enjoy what we have got from him and that's it!

1313 days ago
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InformationTrafficker    

True MJ fans and anyone who happened to pay attention while watching "This is it" would know that MJ was indeed a perfectionist.

He actually would tell studio and music professionals who were EXPERTS in their field EXACTLY how he wanted a particular song to sound. He had the last say in all of his projects.

With that said, the album is indeed a travesty. Releasing it in this age of mediocre, cookie-cutter music without his personal touch is an insult to his legacy.

1313 days ago
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AKF    

informationtrafficker.... how do the songs not have his personal touch if he wrote it, supposedly sang it lol, and produced it up to the point that he left off. how is releasing HIS OWN music an insult to his legacy. im tired of that word anyway

1313 days ago
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AKF    

BTW he released many "unfinished" demos on The Ultimate Collection a few years ago. So to say that he wouldnt want his demos to see the light of day, umm he's done it before. SURPRISE maybe you dont know what he would want so stop acting like you were like BFFs. Will i am and Neyo

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