Once upon a time, Ne-Yo was considering signing Lucky Daye — that is, until Ne-Yo says Daye betrayed his trust.
While appearing on Sunday’s episode of the Frequently Asked Questions podcast, Ne-Yo revealed that he was working with and had hoped to sign Daye, who was working under his birth name David Brown at the time.
“The remix to ‘Miss Independent’ with me, and Jamie Foxx, and [Fabolous]? Jamie Foxx’s verse — Lucky Daye wrote that verse. He wrote the verse because it was supposed to be him,” Ne-Yo said of the 2008 hit.
Things went south apparently after Ne-Yo offered his home to the “Over” singer, with one stipulation.
“I was going on a short little run or whatever, and I let Mr. Daye stay at my house. Now at this point, I have a big beautiful house, and I’m like, ‘Bruh, you’ve got full reign of the crib. You can go wherever you want to go, do whatever you want to do — just don’t go in my room,'” the “Because of You” singer recalled telling Daye.
Turns out Daye completely disregarded Ne-Yo’s rule, which led to the downfall of their partnership.
“I come back one morning. Open the door up, I don’t see this dude nowhere. I go upstairs to my room. Sure enough, he’s asleep with a chick in my bed,” Ne-Yo said.
Daye has since made a name for himself, signing with Keep Cool Records and RCA Records in 2018 and winning a 2022 Grammy Award for his album Table for Two.
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