Ne-Yo says he was once close to signing Lucky Daye but passed after he caught the singer in his own bed with a random woman.
“So he was going by David Brown, working, things were good, I’m really digging his voice and his energy. You know, the songs we did, I gotta find them damn songs ’cause we actually did some – matter of fact, one of them you know. The remix to ‘Miss Independent’ with me and Jamie Foxx and [Fabolous]. Jamie Foxx’s verse – Lucky Daye wrote that verse. He wrote the verse because it was supposed to be him, we were gonna do the joint together. This is when I was trying to sign him, he was gonna be my artist, but some things happened,” he told the FAQ Podcast.
Ne-Yo gave Lucky Daye full reign of his home but told him not to go into the Master bedroom.
Well, Ne-Yo arrived home, he searched for the singer, and found him in a compromising situation.
“So I come back one morning, open the door, see this dude nowhere, go upstairs to my room. Sure enough, this n-gga’s asleep with a chick in my bed. In my bed, with a chick, knocked out. And I’m like, ‘Aye bruh, yeah, come on, you gotta go man, you gotta go.’ I gave you one rule, one. Told you one place you couldn’t go. Mind you, big crib. There’s rooms, backyard, whatever, just don’t go in this room. Not only are you in my room, you’re in my bed, in my bed with somebody.”
He continued, “At the time, I was upset. I was mad. So that was kinda the end of that whole situation. I’m like, ‘Bruh, if you can’t follow this simple rule, I don’t know if this thing gonna work.'”