Ne-Yo Admits To Being A ‘Shoe Whore,’ Talks Favorite Brands

Before Ne-Yo tied the knot this weekend — marrying model Crystal Renay in Los Angeles — he spoke about his favorite fashion brands and extensive shoe collection.

Asked about how many pairs of shoes he owns at Rihanna’s debut runway show for Puma at New York Fashion Week, the R&B star responded: “More than most of the women I’ve dated in my life. I’m a bit of a shoe whore.”

Balmain x H&M Runway Show Red Carpet
Ne-Yo arrives at the Balmain x H&M runway show in NYC.
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His favorite brands? “Tom Ford, because how can you not. I’m a huge Saint Laurent fan. Paul Smith can do no wrong in my eyes. And I love Puma, especially with what Rihanna is doing. I love the twist she’s putting on it.”

Ne-Yo Brit Awards
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Ne-Yo, who was sporting Converse for Queen Ri’s big night, said she has standout style that few can rival. “Rihanna has one of those styles that epitomizes who she is. She has an unapologetic [mantra]: ‘This is who I am. I am going to do what I want and wear what I want.'”

What does he think of Kanye West’s new Yeezy Season Three collection? Stayed tuned. “I haven’t seen it,” he admitted. “I wanted to go to the show, but I had a rehearsal and couldn’t get out of it.”

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