Rapper Ne-Yo Doubles Down On Trans Comments After Backlash: ‘My Feelings On The Matter Are Mine’
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 25: Ne-Yo performs onstage at House Of BET on June 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Rapper Ne-Yo doubled down on his comments last week criticizing parents who allow their children to change their genders, saying in a social media post that that is his opinion on the matter and people are free to disagree with him.

“1st and foremost, I CONDEMN NO ONE,” he wrote on Instagram. “Who am I to condemn anybody? Your life, your kids, your choice. I was asked a question and I answered it. My opinion is mine. I’m not asking anybody to agree with me nor am I telling you what you can and cannot do with your children. I stated my opinion on a matter and that’s that.”

“Why should I care if my opinion upsets you when you don’t care if yours upsets anyone? Opinions aren’t special,” he continued. “We all have one. People voice them regularly whether they’re asked or not. I was actually asked mine. Agreeing to disagree is not a declaration of war. Y’all do whatever the hell y’all want to. But my feelings on the matter are mine. Same way yours are yours. Meanwhile, I love everybody. Don’t agree with some of y’all’s ideals … but love you no less.”

The musician made his initial remarks that sparked left-wing outrage during an appearance on VladTV with Gloria Velez when asked about transgenderism.

“Parents have almost forgotten what the role of a parent is,” he said. “It’s like, okay, if your little boy comes to you and says, ‘Daddy, I want to be a girl.’ And you just let him rock with that? You just let — he’s five.”

“If you let this five-year-old boy decide to eat candy all day, he’s going to do that,” he continued. “Like when did it become a good idea to let a five-year-old, let a six-year-old, let a 12-year-old make a life-changing decision for they self? When did that happen? Like, I don’t understand that. I don’t get that.”

He said it was absurd that a young boy “can’t drive a car yet, but he can decide his sex?”

Ne-Yo said that if a boy tells his parents he wants to become a girl, his parents should ask him what a girl is.

“What is he gonna do? He’s gonna say well, he might want to play with dolls. All right, you want to play with dolls? Fine play with dolls but you’re a boy,” he said. “‘I wanna wear pink.’ All right cool, wear pink, but you’re a boy wearing pink.”

“I have no issue with the L-,B-,G-, I have no problem with none of y’all, with nobody,” he said. “I just personally come from an era where a man was a man and a woman was a woman. And it wasn’t but two genders and that’s just how I rocked it. Now you could identify as goldfish if you feel like it, I don’t care. That ain’t my business. It becomes my business when you try to make me play the game with you. I’m not finna call you a goldfish, but you want to be a goldfish you go be a goldfish. It’s just, we live in a weird time man.”

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