“I’m definitely looking forward to being one of the first in a theater,” Ne-Yo said, about wanting to be first to see Michael’s documentary film ‘This Is It’.
Michael was Ne-Yo’s first major influence and he continues to be the artistic ideal that Ne-Yo strives to achieve. He has only seen the This Is It’ clips shown on TV and on the internet, so he’s definiteley looking forward to checking out the movie. “I’ve said on numerous occasions that Michael Jackson is half the reason I even sing,” he said. “I’ve talked about how I learned to sing listening to Mike and Stevie Wonder and people of that nature. He’s still an inspiration to me. I aspire to be what he was, as far as musically, as far as philanthropy and you name it, Michael Jackson was cream of the crop and I’m just trying to follow in his footsteps.”