Why would the disappointing Ne-Yo album be struggling to find a market?
Any ideas, Ne-Yo?
He told CW50detroit.com's Gossip Girls section: "I was a little disturbed by my first week numbers, but a lot of things went into that first week number.You know, you could be on to something there, Ne-Yo - obviously, once people had heard how rotten the record is, they'd be less likely to buy it.
"The album getting leaked a month in advance definitely had something to do with it."
Mr. Yo had previously suggested on Twitter that filesharers have their hands cut off:
"ALL HACKERS DIE SLOW!! It's stealing plain and simple! There's places where they cut people's hands off for less! Y'all SUCK!!!!!"You'll notice that 'sticking a copy of NeYo's album on the torrents' is a larger crime than, you know, ordinary theft.
Ne-Yo - his name is short for Ne-Yo-Gi-OH - attempted to explain his calls for sharia law to be applied to filesharers:
"I just feel like people don't have patience anymore. Where's the class and integrity that came with music back in the day?"By "class and integrity" he's talking about the days when the record companies colluded illegally to rip consumers off with artificially high prices while simultaneously ripping off the artists with horrible contracts.
"You listen to it before it's supposed to be listened to and then you don't like it but you didn't even give it a chance to get done.Ah yes - and which of us can truly say we don't dismember relatives who take a spoonful of soup from the pot while it's still on the stove. I know I do, and I don't consider that to be a hysterical overreaction on any level at all.
"That's like eating a meal before its finished cooking; of course you're not gonna like it!"