The singer-songwriter didn’t believe he was measuring up to his peers, but Hov reminded him that he has talents others don’t.
“There was a point where I was questioning my worth and my value in the game because I hadn’t reached the level of some of my peers,” said Ne-Yo.
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“Jay-Z said to me, he was like, ‘N*gga, you will never not be alright because you can always write yourself out of whatever situation you’re in. Regardless of what’s going on with you, you can always write your way out.'”
“It’s cats out here that couldn’t write a song—that’ll sing the sh*t out of a song—but couldn’t write a song if their life depended on it. That person is dependent upon somebody to write a song for them.” Hov let Ne-Yo know that because he has talents that others need for their careers to survive, he will always have a legacy in the industry.
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