Shook Ones: Ne-Yo’s Back-Up Dancers Refuse To Hit The Stage In Japan

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Discussion, News, Shook Ones

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Unlike a lot of people scheduled to visit and/or work in Japan, Ne-Yo isn’t about to let a large-scale act of God or the threat of radiation stop him from doing his job.

His dancers, however, aren’t feeling that one, TMZ reports.

Ne-Yo is in the middle of a series of shows in Japan — but he’s doing the concerts minus a few of his backup dancers because, according to sources, they were too afraid to travel to Japan in the wake of the recent earthquake.

We’re told when the tour manager informed the dancers they were still going ahead with the Japan dates, several dancers were worried about their safety — specifically the threat of aftershocks and exposure to radiation.

According to our sources, four dancers decided not to make the trip to Japan. Our sources say those dancers were then told by the tour manager they were dropped from the rest of the tour, which is just one show in Korea on March 30.

Ne-Yo has two more shows in Japan, March 22 and 24, with some proceeds from the shows going to victims of the earthquake.

What would you do: take the gig and possibly sacrifice your life or skip on it and put your livelihood??

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Comments

  • msbliss

    Fire some1 4 not wanting 2 risk their health & life??? Neyo really is a big ugly azz queen.

    • RogerThat

      Im wondering who would even want to go 2 a concert at a time like this? Dancing, singing and having fun while your country is having one of its biggest catastrophes? No , I wouldnt even go. The dancers did the right thing. Nothing is more important than your health.

  • resurrected

    I would follow my own instincts people can not live or save your life that part is up too you.

  • 7lady

    I’m with the dancers…i would have cancelled. I wish that Aaliyah Lefteye and plenty other just regular people wouldve just went with their instinct. Oprah says we have an inner voice.

  • jenene

    It is so stupid to do a show there now! Everyone would understand if it was postponed.
    Does it make sense to be going to a spot where folks are being evacuated?
    If you are not going to help the situation, stay away. They’ll wind up being so more folks in need of rescue.

    • Oh L0rd

      lol!

      Like on Titanic when the band kept playing as the ship was tipping over and people were slinging about and into the ocean!

      LMAO

      the tragedy isn’t a laughing matter, but the foolery is.

  • lara

    As usual, just a big part of the business – the show must go on

    no matter where you are – there is a risk. Some have been talking about radiation from Milk for many years. Risks are always present,

    The military, journalist, charity, and others are always risking their lives. Ne Yo is risking his life.

    Let your light shine – the risks, trade-offs, chances keep coming

    Life is risk – do not let fear defeat your purpose

    • Oh L0rd

      But, don’t be stupid while you’re at it.

      Difference between a risk and a foolish risk.

  • if anything be noble

    The shows need to be canceled out of respect. Can’t see the Japanese people partying it up at a concert while half their people can’t be found.

    • Eric

      LOL, what are you talking about, ‘HALF’ the people cant be found? There are roughly 12,000-20,000 people missing, that’s not even 0.1% of Japan’s population, let alone HALF. And the location Ne-Yo is performing, there is NO radiation risk.

  • MISHKA

    People really need to come down.

    First, I guess Ne-Yo is performing at Tokyo, where almost nothing (except the earthquake)happened.

    Second,I don’t think his management would have left him pursue his tour over there if his life was really at risk.

    Third, a lot of people are heading back already to Japan for their work.

    Ne-Yo is asian and “accepting the fate” is part of the asian culture. They don’t spend days and days mourning the people they lost, they keep it moving. Besides, all the proceeds will go to the victims which is great.

    I don’t want to put the blame the four dancers but they are running away for nothing. Nobody has a date with Death, it can happen everywhere at anytime. Ne-Yo will be fine and will continue with his business while those dancers will be out of job for a long time.

    • JENNY JONES!!!

      THEN U GO. ITS ALREADY BEEN REPORTED THAT THE JAPANESE GOV’T LIED ABOUT THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE 2THE NUCLEAR PLANTS SO WHY WOULDN’T THEY BE LYING ABOUT THE RADIATION EXTENT. TODAY EVERYONE SAYS ITS SAFE & TOMORROW U HAVE A POTATOE GROWING OUTTA THE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD. ITS 2SOON 2 REALLY KNOW WHAT THE TOTAL HEALTH EXTENTS ARE YET.AND MOST DANCERS LIVE PAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK SO THEY USUALLY DON’T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. SO WHAT IF NE-YO IS WRONG & THE DANCERS GET SICK WILL HE PAY THEIR HEALTH BILLS? NEGATIVE. THEY ARE SMART 2 LOOK OUT 4 THEMSELVES B/C MANAGEM’T JUST PROVED HOW EASY THEY WERE 2 LET GO……..JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Hope4more

    This is admirable that he wants to donate the proceeds to Japan, but you can not put another person’s health and family at risk for radiation that may be present. How many people have money to spend on shows when their families can not eat. Ne-Yo do something in the states and send them the money.

  • E$

    why Ne-yo in such a hurry to be the 1st one to put on a show?

  • yuck

    I HATE NE-YO FACE thats all

  • http://www.freewebs.com/atyourbest Teal_Blade

    I only drink coconut milk

  • adtc87

    It just seems disrespectful to perform in Japan at a time like this. Ke$ha, for instance, decided to skip her tour date there.

  • Unico

    So, life carrying on is disrespectful? really?

  • sdwork

    r u broke NEYO

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