It’s not every day you get to meet your hero, let alone one of the biggest music legends the world has ever seen.
But American singer Ne-Yo was able to do just that after working with the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who sang his own song back to him.
While appearing on Channel Ten’s The Project on Wednesday night, the 35-year-old reminisced about his time with the pop icon, revealing that their first encounter left him feeling like ‘a 12-year-old girl’.
Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, opened up about how he worked with Michael on what would have been his latest album before his death in 2009.
The songwriter explained that, like most people, he grew up loving Michael’s work, and was honoured to have the opportunity to work on his record.
When host Carrie Bickmore asked if he almost fainted during his first meeting with the legendary artist, Ne-Yo responded: ‘Yes, to say the least.’
‘He walks in and his first words to me were, “you know what my favourite song of yours is?” and he started singing the song,’ he fondly recalled.
‘So I’m standing in front of the man who is responsible for me even doing what I do and he’s singing my song to me.’
The Grammy Award winner added: ‘Inside I was a 12-year-old girl, but I kept my composure.’
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