R&B Performer Ne-Yo Says Parents Who Let Minors Make ‘Life-Changing’ Gender Decisions Have Forgotten Their Roles

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Grammy award-winning R&B artist Ne-Yo has strong words for parents who allow their young children to make life-changing decisions about gender.

The father of seven spoke with Gloria Velez on VladTV suggesting that parents that allow their minor children to receive puberty blockers and hormone treatments have “forgotten” their role as a parent.

The artist shared, “Parents have almost forgotten what the role of a parent is. 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. 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 themselves? When did that happen? Like, I don’t understand that. I don’t get that.”

“I have no issue with the L-,B-,G-, I have no problem with none of y’all, with nobody. Love who you love, do what you do. 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, that isn’t my business. It becomes my business when you try to make me play the game with you. I’m not going to 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.”

Though he came under fire by  LGBTQ+ activists, he stood by his comments on Instagram, replying to a post by Hollywood Unlocked:

“1st and foremost, I CONDEMN NO ONE. 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. 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,” he continued. “Don’t agree with some of y’all’s ideals….but love you no less.”



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