He might think she's hot, but Ne-Yo admits he's totally in the dark when it comes to Tulisa Contostavlos's endeavours as a solo artist – because he has never heard her music.
The X Factor judge is scheduled to support Ne-Yo, 30, on his forthcoming tour of the UK, but while he's familiar with NDubz the R&B legend says he's completely lost track of Tulisa since she embarked on a career in her own right.
“I don't know her solo stuff, so I'm looking forward to being around her as she's cute,” he told the Daily Star.
Tulisa will be joined by fellow support act Connor Maynard when Ne-Yo's tour kicks off in Newcastle on March 6th before working its way through Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.
The string of shows will draw to a close on March 15th with a performance at London's O2 Arena.
Ne-Yo – fresh out of the studio after collaborating with Beyonce on her new album – recently slammed the critics who rubbished his performance at a recent NBA All-Star match.
“Shout out to those showing love,” he tweeted. “Everybody has an off day...all good. F**k any and all haters. Talk it while I live it bitches!!!”