28 January 2013, 12:40
The 'Let Me Love You' singer says he has been a big fan of the 'Suit & Tie' star for a long time.
Ne-Yo has admitted he would "jump at the chance" to collaborate with Justin Timberlake now that he has returned to music.
The 'SexyBack' singer shocked the music world with the release of his new single 'Suit & Tie' two weeks ago, and 'Let Me Love You' star Ne-Yo says he has been a big fan of the singer for some time now.
"I would definitely like to work with Justin," Ne-Yo revealed to Bang! Showbiz this week. "I've been a fan for a long time.
"I feel like he looks a music the same way I do. It's super important to him," Ne-Yo explained. "The reason he was out for so long was because he wasn't going to come back until he knew that everything was going to be done the way he wanted it done.
"I'm hoping to get that phone call," Ne-Yo teased. "I would jump at the chance to work with him."
Check out a promo picture of Justin Timberlake for the release of 'Suit & Tie' below:
Ne-Yo returned with his fifth studio album 'R.E.D.' at the end of 2012, and has more recently been working in the recording studio with Beyonce on a song for her own new album.
Justin Timberlake has since confirmed plans to release a brand new album called 'The 20/20 Experience' on 19th March.
Ne-Yo is set to hit the road with UK star Tulisa Contostavlos next month for his new UK arena tour, which kicks off with a show at Newcastle's Metro Arena on 6th March.