A month before it’s release, officially, Ne-Yo’s album, Libra Scale, leaked. Yeah, that’s no shocker. In this day and age, everything leaks. Even artists we don’t care about. Well, it still didn’t stop Ne-Yo from letting the hackers have it. Here is what he said (yeah, he said all this on Twitter):
Salutations all. Iâ€™m in japan and my album officially came out today out here. Today is a day that I SHOULD be very happyâ€¦â€¦..But it has been brought to my attention that my album was hacked and leaked in the U.S. roughly a month before itâ€™s U.S. releaseâ€¦â€¦Initially this angered me. Itâ€™s stealing plain nâ€™ simple. But then I started thinking. Why do I make musicâ€¦.? â€¦To sell records, make money, or is it because I love it, love how it touches people, how it helps people? The honest answer is bothâ€¦â€¦However, my love for music and itâ€™s effect on people, outweighs my desire to simply sell records, or get that number one debut spotâ€¦â€¦In a time where people buy their status and falsify their success, can those things really be that important to me? The answer is noâ€¦â€¦So with that said, Iâ€™ve come to this place of mental peace. No longer stressing people that steal the music, how itâ€™ll effect my salesâ€¦â€¦The bottom line is, I worked hard on this project. The music, the concept, the whole lot is for the people, respect or notâ€¦â€¦So if you as a fan give a damn about me, buy the album when it comes out. If you donâ€™t care, go get it off the internet. Your choiceâ€¦â€¦Ether way, the music, the concept, the whole lot, served itâ€™s purpose. It gave the people something quality to vibe toâ€¦â€¦Iâ€™m not solely in the business of selling records. Iâ€™m in the business of making art. Thatâ€™s what an artist does, periodâ€¦â€¦So with that twit fam and haters alike, I bid you farewell for now, and leave you with thisâ€¦â€¦.
Iâ€™LL BE DAMNED IF YOU HACKER FUCKS GET MY NEXT ALBUM BEFORE ITâ€™S TIME!!! FUCK YOU ALL!!!! Have a nice day.
Sincerely yours, a rather frustrated yet at mental peace, Ne*Yo!! Much luv to my fans AND my haters.
Ne-Yo, you should be good bro. You make good music and your fans will support you.