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Ne-Yo, one of Beyonce’s recent collaborators, came to the “Love on Top” singer’s defense when it comes to critics saying she wasn’t open enough in her HBO documentary Life is But a Dream.
He also defended her when it came to the recent backlash for not singing live at President Obama’s inauguration.
“I haven't got a chance to watch it yet,” Ne-Yo told Entertainmentwise about the documentary, which broke viewership records for HBO. “It feels like people need an excuse to complain as of late. Nobody's satisfied and to that I say shut up! I really feel like people need to just relax, they're doing too much.”
He added, “The whole inauguration thing and then the whole documentary thing, she didn't even have to do the damn documentary! She doesn't have to tell you guys anything. She has the right to keep her private life private if she chooses to, but because she loves her fans she decided to give you guys a small look inside.”
The R&B singer, who would only confirm he’s hit the studio with Beyonce recently and not giving any other details, went on to say that she’s entitled to her privacy and she can set boundaries if she chooses.
“Do you want to look at her while she's in the shower?” he asked. “Do you want cameras in there while she showers? Relax, it's not even that big, be appreciative of what she did give you because she didn't have to give you that. That's the way I look at it.”
He concluded in defense of Blue Ivy’s mom, “The whole inauguration thing, like, 'Beyonce didn't sing' – are you serious? You're really going to act like you don't know she can't sing? Seriously? Cut that out...I challenge one person that has something to say about the inauguration. One person that could do it better. Exactly, shut up!"