Ne-Yo is putting his fame to good work!
The R&B singer has joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign, which aims to empower foster youth to get on a path towards success.
"With the Internet and YouTube, celebrities have become lazy and don't think they have to be role models today. But whether you want to be or not, kids will emulate you. Your life is not necessarily yours."
Ne-Yo had a rough childhood without a father figure, and he spent a lot of time at his local Boys & Girls club.
"After my dad checked out, I grew up in a house with all women," he says. "I had no male figure to emulate on how to walk and talk like a man, so I had lots of feminine mannerisms. Kids were cruel all the way through high school. At first, I didn't know what 'gay' meant, but I knew it wasn't me."
The campaign to stop bullying continues, and it’s getting stronger!
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