Ne-Yo: 'I Want to Write For Prince'

January 12, 2009 by dino

Ne-Yo has revealed his number one ambition – to write songs for his idol, Prince.

The So Sick hitmaker has penned hits for the likes of Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Corbin Bleu, and Enrique Iglesias.

But the star, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, dreams of teaming up with the Purple Rain singer.

He says, “Prince is at the top of my list. I have so much respect for him as an artist. He can do everything.

“He crashed a party I threw after the Grammys in 2008. I rarely get star struck but when he walked in I turned into a schoolgirl and didn’t know what to say.”