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Ne-Yo has vented his anger at online hackers leaking his new album 'Libra Scale' weeks before it's official release!
The singer used his official Twitter to publish the following statement:
Salutations all. Im in japan and my album officially came out today out here. Today is a day that I SHOULD be very happy, but it has been brought to my attention that my album was hacked and leaked in the U.S. roughly a month before its U.S. release.
Initially this angered me. Its stealing plain n simple. But then I started thinking. Why do I make music.? To sell records, make money, or is it because I love it, love how it touches people, how it helps people? The honest answer is both
However, my love for music and its effect on people, outweighs my desire to simply sell records, or get that number one debut spot.
In a time where people buy their status and falsify their success, can those things really be that important to me? The answer is no.
So with that said, Ive come to this place of mental peace. No longer stressing people that steal the music, how itll effect my sales. The bottom line is, I worked hard on this project. The music, the concept, the whole lot is for the people, respect or not.
So if you as a fan give a damn about me, buy the album when it comes out. If you dont care, go get it off the internet. Your choice.
Ether way, the music, the concept, the whole lot, served its purpose. It gave the people something quality to vibe to. Im not solely in the business of selling records. Im in the business of making art. Thats what an artist does, period.
So with that twit fam and haters alike, I bid you farewell for now, and leave you with this.
ILL BE DAMNED IF YOU HACKER ***** GET MY NEXT ALBUM BEFORE ITS TIME!!! **** YOU ALL!!!! Have a nice day.