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Ne-Yo Not Cool With New Michael Jackson Album

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Another singer/songwriter has expressed his disdain with Michael Jackson's posthumous album, 'Michael,' which came out last week.

Ne-Yo was out and about in New York City this weekend and wasn't shy about sharing his thought's on the new release.

"If Michael was still alive ... I don't think the album would be out yet," the Grammy Award winner told TMZ.com.

He told TMZ that he was not interested in listening to the new album because his idol was a perfectionist and he'd prefer to "stick to my old Mike."

Before the King of Pop died, Ne-Yo had been contacted by Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am. to collaborate on Jackson's new album. The 'So Sick' singer has previously written tracks for Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Rihanna, Celine Dion and Ciara, to name a few. He previously performed a tribute to the 'Thriller' hitmaker at the 2009 BET Awards just days after Jackson's passing.

Ne-Yo previously said that he hoped Jackson's family would do a compilation or tribute album with the songs that he wrote, which Jackson hand-picked to appear on his next album. The Def Jam crooner has vowed not to release them or try to give the songs to anyone else because "they were written for Michael [and] that would be disrespectful."

This news comes on the heels of Will.i.am's interview with Rolling Stone magazine, where he told the magazine that the idea of putting out the ten previously unreleased tracks "disgusts" him.

"I knew this man," he said. "And he was very critical about every single detail. He stood in the studio himself, mastering and mixing everything. How can you release a record without that Michael Jackson? It's not Michael Jackson."

Meanwhile, 'Michael' producer Teddy Riley, who produced Jackson's 1990s megahits 'Remember the Time' and 'Jam,' was brought in to enhance Jackson's vocals on certain tracks from the new album.

The former Guy singer told MTV News, "This feels like Michael, this feels like the spirit of Michael."

'Michael' is in stores now.




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