It has recently come out that Ne-Yo has discovered that his once believed-to-be son with ex/best friend Jessica White was not biologically his. In the past he has said:
Something that a lot of people don’t know is that I have a five-month old son. Any free time I have now is spent with him. A few people suggested to me that I should try and hide the fact that I have a son because it might damage my career. But as far as I’m concerned, to hide it would suggest that I was ashamed and I’m not ashamed. I love my son. Me and his mom aren’t in a relationship. We’re actually best friends. We’ve known each other for years and years and never ever wanted to be in a relationship with each other. But the one time we… got physical, she fell pregnant…”
After finding out that 20 month old Chimere is not his, Ne-Yo told reporters during an interview:
“There’s something that I need to clear up.Apparently, very soon, there’s going to be some nasty comments being made about my son, and my relationship to my son… Basically, somebody’s going to go online and say that I’m lying about having a son, because he’s not biologically mine. Now the thing is, I think in this day and age, everybody knows that blood does not make a father. He’s known no other father but me since the day he was born, and though I did not make him, I am his father and he is my son, and that’s what it is.”
I just hope that no one has anything negative to say once this does come out, because it is always a good situation when a black man decides to step up to the plate and play the role of a father. Regardless of whether the child is his or not, him being a positive role model in Chimere’s life will leave us one less angry black man to wander the earth. Now I’m done preaching.