Ne-Yo is officially a single man again and is getting quite open about his separation from wife of four years, Crystal Renay on brand new track, “Pinky Ring.”
The boastful track, which features O.T. Genasis, showcases the return of Ne-Yo’s bachelor status, as melodically raps, “I feel like I’m back from retirement / I feel like I’m better than I ever been.” He also addresses, at least partially, what has been transpiring between the two, singing “She gave back the wedding ring / I turned it to a pinky ring/I do not feel bad / I gave her everything / Now it’s on to better things.”
While the two have gone their separate ways, Ne’Yo revealed during a sit down on the Private Talk With Alexis Texas podcast, that he has no ill-will towards his soon to be ex-wife.
“It’s not a sad thing, it’s more of us realizing–long story short, I’m never gonna talk bad about her. I’m not that person. There’s nothing bad to say about her. She’s a fantastic woman. She’s the mother of my children and she’s always gonna be that and I will always respect her.”
Between releasing new music and returning as a judge for the fourth season of NBC’s “World of Dance,” Ne-Yo has plenty to keep him busy as he enters the next phase in his life.