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- Posted on Jul 29th 2008 10:00AM by John D. Luerssen
"I'm trying to get hold of Marilyn Manson about an idea I have," the 25 year-old singer born Shaffer Chimere Smith tells's the Daily Star. "Ne-Yo goes rock."
In addition to a duet with that goth-rock icon, the L.A. based Grammy winner -- who recently pulled down his second chart-topper with 'Closer' -- also reveals he would love to collaborate with Coldplay's Chris Martin.
"When I got told 'Closer' had beaten Coldplay to number one, I couldn't believe it," he adds. "I am the Coldplay fan, so that was really cool. I'd love to do something with them -- me and Chris Martin that would be cool."
Ne-Yo was recently given an MP3 player full of artists, and says he has taken to the Feeling and -- to a certain extent -- a Welsh-born chanteuse on the rise.
"I like some of Duffy's stuff," Ne-Yo acknowledges, "but not all of it. If she can escape the 'I'm a blonde Amy Winehouse' thing, she'll be OK."