If Jersey Shore’s pint-sized party girl Snooki landing the cover of Rolling Stone has you peeved, you’re in good company. Ne-Yo is none too impressed with a reality TV superstar gracing the highly regarded music mag’s cover over a hard-working, more sober musician. He let his feelings on the issue loose on Twitter yesterday (March 7).
“Wow. Snooki is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Really? I quit. (Just kidding, but almost serious….),” Ne-Yo tweeted. “No disrespect to Snooki, I don’t know her, but damn Rolling Stone? REALLY? REALLY! I guess…..”
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter tried pulling back his frustartions, saying, “I feel a rant coming on, but at the sake of sounding like I’m complaining or even hating, Imma chill.” But it didn’t take long before some of that pent-up angst spilled over. “I WILL get the respect I deserve in this business or I won’t be in this business. PERIOD,” he said. “Fun is fun, mayhem is entertaining, but COME ON PEOPLE!! There’s gotta be some sort of balance somewhere! Man, GOD bless the biz….”
Ne-Yo is currently striving for respect in the industry by working on a new album, which will follow-up his latest set, Libra Scale.