Ne-Yo Says He Won't Walk Back His Gender Identity Comments

Ne-Yo Says He Won’t Be ‘Bullied’ Into Walking Back His Gender Identity Comments After Apologizing To LGBTQ Community

After offering an apology over recent comments on children, parenting, and gender identity, Ne-Yo is letting it be known that, in the words of NeNe Leakes, he said what he said!

RELATED: Ne-Yo Apologizes To The LGBT Community After Sharing ‘Insensitive’ Comments Regarding Children & Gender Identity

Ne-Yo Doubles Down & Says He’s Entitled To His Opinion: “I Will Never Be Okay With That”

On Monday (Aug. 7), Ne-Yo made an Instagram post to make his stance loud and clear.

Within the video, he clarified that — while he indeed posted an apology — he was not sorry for sharing his thoughts on the matter.

“I did not apologize for having an opinion on this matter. I am a 43-year-old heterosexual man raising five boys and two girls. That’s my reality. Now, if my opinion offended somebody, yeah, sure — I apologize for you being offended because that wasn’t my intention. It’s never my intention to offend anybody. However, I’m entitled to feel how I feel.”

He noted that he merely answered a question during an interview and didn’t ask anyone to agree with him before stating, “I have no beef with the LGBTQIA+ community whatsoever.” Nonetheless, he doubled down on “never be[ing] okay” with children dictating their gender identities.

“I will never be okay with allowing a child to make a decision that will be that detrimental to their life. I will never be okay with that.”

We should add that he said he was open to further educating himself on the matter. However, Ne-Yo didn’t see how any particular piece of information could sway his opinion on the subject.

Towards the end of his video, he declared, “If I get canceled for this, then you know what, maybe this is a world where they don’t need a Ne-Yo no more. And I don’t got no problem with that.”

Within his lengthy caption, the “So Sick” singer declared, “I WILL NOT BE BULLIED INTO APOLOGIZING FOR HAVING AN OPINION.”

He also clarified that his “intention is never to offend anybody.” Furthermore, he acknowledged that he would accept any of his children if they “wanted to be something other than what they were born as,” though he’d have them wait until “they’re old enough and mature enough to make that decision.”

The Singer Previously Apologized While Calling Himself An “Advocate For Love & Inclusivity”

This update comes less than a day after Ne-Yo shared his “deepest apologies to anyone that [he] may have hurt” with his commentary.

Within his message, Ne-Yo said he’s “always been an advocate for love and inclusivity” who “support[s] everyone’s freedom of expression.”

This apology was made in response to backlash over comments he made during an interview with VladTV. Specifically, he pushed back against the parents allowing their young children to “decide” their gender identity.

“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? I don’t understand that. … He can’t drive a car yet, but he can decide his sex?”

Peep this portion of Ne-Yo’s full interview with VladTV below.

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