Ne-Yo’s word choice on a VH1 program may come back to haunt him.
TMZ reports that Jesseca White is suing the R&B singer for painting her as “an unchaste woman who deliberately tricked him into believing he was the father of her child … so that she could fraudulently bilk him of ‘ungodly amounts of money.'”
In 2005, White had a child, and she claimed Ne-Yo was the father. However, a paternity test absolved the singer.
White alleges that she did not try to defraud the singer, and that Ne-Yo’s statements on the VH1 program “Behind the Music” has led her to be called derogatory names, and that her career as a photographer and graphic designer has suffered as a result.
White is suing for unspecified damages.
Last year, Ne-Yo left Def Jam and signed with Motown Records as an artist and Senior VP of A&R.