While confirming Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship recently, Ne-Yo says he could have been with Rihanna.
The chart topping singers have shared the hit single "Hate That I Love You" and label home at Def Jam in recent years but Ne-Yo says there was potential for more -- at least for publicity purposes that is..
"Just months prior to them dating record companies were trying to put me with Rihanna to build up some controversy" says the "Year of the Gentleman" star.
"They've (the record companies) been trying to do it with me for years but I refuse to sell my soul."
While there is nothing going on between him and Rihanna now Ne-Yo is very sure that the star's relationship with Chris Brown is the real deal.
"I've hung out with them so much that I know that it's the real deal and they're in a relationship" he says via The Sun.
"They tear hair out of each other and argue. I've seen them kiss and make up like other couples do."
In related news, Ne-Yo is looking forward to working with Alicia Keys.
"She can do no wrong in my eyes. I have a little crush on her. I'd love her to star in one of my music videos."