The music legend isn’t great at securing partnerships through direct messages.
It’s all about hooking up in the DMs, or so they claim, but it’s not all about that. If you can receive a response, direct messages on social media platforms have inspired beneficial collaborations. Artists frequently contact one another in the hopes of creating the next big hit, and while many large mainstream artists avoid doing so, Ne-Yo wasn’t above reaching out to Jennifer Lopez.
In an interview with E! News for Down in the DMs, the music legend revealed that he reached out to Lopez in the hopes of working together on his next big hit. Given that the two were both judges on World of Dance, this wasn’t out of the realm of possibility.
He told the magazine, “At one time, I did DM J.Lo about a song that I was trying to make for her.” “‘Alright, we’ll see if she responds here,’ I DMed her in the moment because she wasn’t directly in front of me and I didn’t have her phone number at the time.’ That’s fine, she didn’t, and that’s fine. She has a lot on her plate.”
He joked, “It’s not like we’re friends or anything.” “It’s not like we co-hosted a television program or anything. It’s all right. It’s perfectly fine.”
Ne-Yo, on the other hand, apologized to Chlöe after confessing that she contacted him and it took him a minute to respond.
“It was just about us going in the studio and getting some work done,” he explained. “There was some time between when she reached out and when I responded, if you look at the dates… Please accept my apologies, Chlöe. There’s nothing personal about it. I’m just not very good at this DM stuff.”