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Ne-Yo Backup Dancers

We're Afraid to Go to Japan!

3/21/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ne-Yo is in the middle of a series of shows in Japan -- but he's doing the concerts minus a few of his backup dancers because, according to sources, they were too afraid to travel to Japan in the wake of the recent earthquake.

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We're told when the tour manager informed the dancers they were still going ahead with the Japan dates, several dancers were worried about their safety -- specifically the threat of aftershocks and exposure to radiation.

According to our sources, four dancers decided not to make the trip to Japan. Our sources say those dancers were then told by the tour manager they were dropped from the rest of the tour, which is just one show in Korea on March 30.

Ne-Yo has two more shows in Japan, March 22 and 24, with some proceeds from the shows going to victims of the earthquake.

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Googie    

Might there might be a power outage at concert since there's rolling power outages? Will there be enough people attending?

1130 days ago
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Jackie    

Japan is graving for the losses..This tool is thinking of his concert. Cancel the tour and make new dates when everything gets better in Japan.

1130 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Seriously , over 18 thousand dead and missing this guy wants to do a concert. Radiation in food and a world mourns , this fool wants to go singing.

1130 days ago
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satohart    

The world watches the courage of the Japanese people in awe. The dancers bail. Class act, not. Gutless wonders, yes.

1130 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

jump back and re group

1130 days ago
6.

thestupid    

And the Japanese are afraid to go where YOU live.

1130 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

The whole island has been exposed to abnormally high levels of radiation. I agree with the dancers that refused to go.

1129 days ago
8.

will    

i agree with the dancers who didnt go neyo is crazy and needs to change the dates of the concerts

1129 days ago
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anonymous    

I think some are looking at this the wrong way, at least Neyo wants to go and perform and take people minds off the disaster for a little while and he is donating some proceeds, sometimes that helps lift peoples spirits a little and I doubt they were going to the areas that were heavily affected by the tsunami and earth quake, I would have still went

1129 days ago
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fstblk    

Cyndi Lauper is still there and performing. It's not all of Japan.Besides, is'nt Neyo part Japanese. Well,have the dancers ever heard of the unemployment line.

1129 days ago
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bboy    

Don't blame Ne-Yo, the promoters will sue him if he doesn't show up to perform. Obviously if Ne-Yo could, he'd cancel or reschedule the shows. Artist' don't set up shows, promoters do, so the promoter should had cancelled the shows

1129 days ago
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Canadasux    

Gotta' say...Ne-Yo's dancers are the smart ones here. So long to Ne-Yo, who ever you are - were!

1129 days ago
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melzz    

WHAT A DOUCHE...HE SHOULD BE OVER THERE LOOKING FOR MISSING PEOPLE, NOT DOING A CONCERT. ALL TO COVER IS LAVISH LIFE STYLE. ITS CRAZY HOW MUCH MONEY THESE "STARS" GET PAID. HOPE IT GETS CANCELED

1129 days ago
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Lil Huero    

I can't blame him for not going to Japan after all that happen!

http://www.youtube.com/IMPFS

1129 days ago
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URROYALHIGHNESS    

The Tour should have been canceled. who will enjoy any form of entertainment at a time like this. I do not fault the dancers, I beleive they are wise. Some things money just can't buy
LIFE

1129 days ago

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