Ne-Yo Explains Why "The R.E.D. Album" Title Isn't Copying Game

Ne-Yo claims he isn't swagger jacking Game with his upcoming album's title.

Ne-Yo raised eyebrows when he announced that he would be changing the title of his next album to The R.E.D. Album.

But according to the singer, there's no issue. "No ... I don't feel like I ripped off The Game's album," said the singer to TMZ, adding that the album title was chosen simply because it was fitting.

"Until The Game comes up to me and says he has a problem with it, I don't care what people think," he added.

Ne-Yo pointed out that it's not the first time an artist has reused an album name. "Jay-Z did The Blueprint and so did KRS-One."

What Ne-Yo failed to mention, however, was that Jay's reuse of the title was fodder for Nas' seminal diss track, "Ether."

RELATED: Game Responds To Ne-Yo's Album Name Change

39 Comments

  • Jack Compton

    He's claiming it's fitting, yet failing to explain why it's fitting.

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  • Sensaye252

    These mothafuckas don't respect the rules of the game no more man. I don't care if Ne-Yo is talented or not, that's still some punk shit. Being talented doesn't absolve you of the responsibility of being your own fucking man. But that's the problem, there's no 'Men' in rap or R&B anymore, just a bunch of punk ass kids runnin' around suckin' each other off and co-signing each others foolery. And as soon as you speak up about it you're labeled a 'hater'. I might be a 'hater', but I'll never be a fuckin' crony.

  • Jason

    Hows it fitting? you seeing red ? Creativity is really lacking in the world

  • Rub-A-Dub-Dub

    Game gets no respect from nobody in this bitch even Ne-Yo likes to shit on him

  • Anonymous

    I don't think its a big deal..because they are clearly NOT IN THE SAME GENRE.....Neyo is RnB/pop......Game is hiphop/ gansta rap. I can see if Neyo was a hip hop artist...then I can see the problem. LEARN ABOUT TRADEMARKD AND COPYWRITE LAWS. If a name of a fastfood chanin is macoroni tony......I myself as a artist can use that same name...cuase we are not in the same market..WE CAN NOT BE CONFUSED. Now if I started a fast food chain and called it macoroni tony...then that would be a problem...we can confuse the consumer public. NOBODY IS GOING TO BE CONFUSED BETWEEN NEYO AND GAME

  • hey

    How is this an explanation? He admitted he was copying it. Who writes these shit articles?

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Kuperstein, you could've just said KRS-One's album title was "Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop"

  • Anonymous

    ne-yo is more of a blood than game

  • gasoline

    who..gives... a...F%$K...

  • jesterxxl

    Game said he had no fuckin problem with it plus he's cool with Ne-Yo they have worked together he's not the first to do it Xzibit, The Doors & Boyz II Men - Full Circle Eminem, Lionel Ritchie & Johnny Cash - Encore Ice Cube & U2 - War Nas, R. Kelly & Korn - Untitled Jay-Z, Prince & Metallica - The Black Album THE LIST FUCKIN GOES ON

    • GoReadABook

      ^Game dickrider

    • RE

      None of those are unique titles....Game's was...He copied the dots in RED and everything. It's obvious because Game's album just came out....All of those albums are years apart. I think ne-yo just thought he was the bigger artist who could get away with stealing and no one would ever notice.

  • Anonymous

    Neyo writes his own songs, so he doesn't have any creativity issues at all. Stop with all the hate.

  • Anonymous

    not even a fan of either artist but yea ne-yo robbed da title n games red album not even a year old which makes it worst den da blueprint shit lol

  • Mike

    Ne-Yo good stuff I think u should put Game on the album or something lol, anyways Ne-Yo I like the title.

  • wcl

    This dude is an unapologetic thief....How would he like it if a rapper came though and started calling himself "Ne-Yo"? Then he uses Ether to justify his blatant thievery...Jay's wasn't even that bad because his album came YEARS AFTER KRS. Game just dropped that album a couple of months ago...Come on man, it's a obvious bite. He's lucky Game doesn't care...I don't think I would let this go if someone did it to me.

  • jack johnson

    that said, give credit where its due, Ne-Yo is a really talented artist and he's written songs for just about every major singer out there

  • jack johnson

    ....and the reason he isn't copying games title is?????????

  • slick

    jay z album- the blueprint krs album- ghetto music the blueprint of hip hop, not the same thing

  • Anonymous

    what a douche. He will end up changing the title.

  • Anonymous

    wtf does Jay's reuse of the title was fodder for Nas' seminal diss track, "Ether." Writers are such dick heads

  • Jay

    Neyo is such a fucking faggot.

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  • Limit

    This guys a joke....He's lucky Game didn't take it personal.

  • Anonymous

    Ne-yo is just a bald guy named "gogo" google "ne-yo apollo" to see what im talking about

  • Anonymous

    what the hell does nas or ether have to do with anything? game already said he supports neyo. are you expecting some sort of beef? what is you logic? slava is such a fucking idiot.

  • Really doe

    foreal FUCK NE YO for this. i dont mean to sound all butt hurt by it but this nigga had the nerve to copy game down to the acronym.I mean really how UNCREATIVE can you be to just wanna settle and call your own album literally the EXACT SAME as an album that just came out not even a year ago by a rapper as big as the game. FUCK NEYO your an uncreative piece of shit. Pisses me off thinking about it smh

  • Anonymous

    Shut up ne-yo. go try some hair growth supplement or get a toupe

  • ben

    Ooooh nice jab at the end of the article.

  • firealarm

    that argument about KRS One's Blueprint is bullshit. There's like 12 years in between those albums. Game just put RED Album out not even a year ago.

    • hex

      not only that, but bdp's album was actually called "ghetto music: the blueprint of hip hop." lmao. i love how both ne-yo here and nas 11 years ago failed to bring that little fact up -- makes a huge difference seeing as the actual title of bdp's album is pretty specific, and well, "the blueprint" isn't... at all. plus, so fucking what? it's not like it's "the r.e.d. album." now THAT's specific, especially with the acronym. ne-yo is a tool to make that comparison. poison idea and thursday both have an album called "war all the time." madonna and erick sermon both have an album called "music." scarface and sunny day real estate both have an album called "diary." that's all ok. something as specific as "the r.e.d. album" fucking isn't.

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