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Ne-Yo Wants Janet to Sing Michael Jackson Tribute Track

August 10, 2010 (8:22 am) GMT
Insisting it would be 'disrespectful' to hand the songs over to an artist outside the musical family, Ne-Yo thinks having Janet Jackson for the tribute is a great idea.

is planning to recruit to record music he wrote for her late brother , insisting it would be "disrespectful" to hand the songs over to an artist outside the musical family. The King of Pop approached Ne-Yo to write him an album's worth of material shortly before he passed away last summer.

Jackson never had the opportunity to record the tracks but Ne-Yo still wants them to be heard by fans - and is hoping to give them to the superstar's siblings to sing. Ne-Yo tells Britain's Daily Star, "I've been trying to figure out what to do with those songs. I can't give them to anybody else because they were written for Michael. That would be disrespectful."

"So if I could get Janet and the brothers to do a collaborative tribute, that would be a great idea. There are about 10 he personally selected. He told me, 'I like this one, this one, this one.' I can't just put them out by myself because again they were meant for him but they're really good songs, it's good quality music."

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