Ne-Yo may like going to the strip club and making it rain with his baby mama, but he’s going to do everything in his power to make sure his daughter doesn’t end up on a pole. The singer/songwriter told People mag:
“I’m not going to be that dude that predestines my children’s future. I’m just going to do my best so that my daughter doesn’t end up on a pole and my son doesn’t end up on the corner. And whatever they do outside of that is pretty much their decision.”
The singer is a father to two children with partner Monyetta Shaw; Madilyn Grace, 16 months, and Mason, five months.
He also told the mag he was very picky when it came to choosing what he would call his kids because he didn’t want to do the typical wacky celebrity baby names thing.
And Ne-Yo says juggling his busy schedule with fatherhood isn’t always easy.
“Some people say, ‘One day at a time,’” he noted. “I say, ‘One minute at a time.’