January 22, 2008. If you thought Ne-Yo's R Kelly lawsuit was juicy, you're not going to believe what MediaTakeOut.com is hearing. Word around Ne Yo's camp is that he may be considering suing Beyonce over the royalties for her hit song Irreplaceable.
A person familiar with the details spoke EXCLUSIVELY with MediaTakeOut.com on the condition of anonymity. That person explained, "[Ne Yo] was never paid for writing the song Irreplaceable. There was just an understanding that he'd help out on [Beyonce's album] and when it was his time to make his album, Beyonce would return the favor."
But the insider tells MediaTakeOut.com that Beyonce is now refusing to record a duet on Ne Yo's upcoming album. The insider explains, "I don't know what's going on, but it doesn't look like Beyonce's going to be working on the album ... Ne-Yo could have sold that song for hundreds of thousands of dollars ... I know that he's consulted a lawyer over what to do about things."
And our source supports Ne Yo's decision to take possible legal action. The insider added, "I'm not sure whether [Ne Yo] will actually go through with a lawsuit. But I know he's furious about it ... If she doesn't work on his album, I hope he does sue."
**Ne-Yo wants to get PAID, okay? Who else has he written for recently that he can sue?... THE DUDE NEEDS MONEY! I'm a Ne-Yo fan, but I understand how it is, bro.