R&B star Ne-Yo has revealed he is gutted that he passed up the opportunity to sign Juston Bieber to his record label.
Now Bieber has gone on to achieve worldwide fame, the star looks back on the opportunity to sign the youngster with regret.
He told MTV, “Absolutely… I absolutely regret not signing him. He is hugely talented. If I had signed him, it probably would have worked out the same as Justin is hugely talented and deserves the success.”
Ne-Yo didn’t sign Bieber in the first place because he “didn’t know what music to make with an 11-year old boy.”
Usher came along and took a chance with the teen star, and he later signed a contract with Island Records and still looks to Usher for advice and guidance.
Ne-Yo is looking forward to a second chance, and is currently working on some new music for the 16 year old, who released his first movie last night.
Ne-Yo said, “I am writing for Justin but I’m finding it kinda hard as it’s a long time since I was 16 years old. At the moment, I’m just playing around with a few ideas for him.”