Ne-Yo: Hillary Clinton is 'a favorite of mine' in 2016
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He performed on a pro-President Obama song during the last election, and now, music superstar Ne-Yo says a 2016 White House contender could inspire his next hit.


“Ms. Clinton — Mrs. Clinton, I should say, she’s a favorite of mine,” the “Miss Independent” singer and songwriter tells ITK, when we asked who he’s rooting for in the next presidential race and who could potentially provide inspiration for a single.

The entertainer, 35, says he’s been a fan of the former secretary of State “since the Clinton administration.”

“So yeah, I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with her. Looking forward to seeing what happens to her when she gets into a position of power, so to speak,” Ne-Yo added.

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“Superwoman,” Ne-Yo replied, without missing a beat.

ITK caught up with the Grammy winner Tuesday night backstage at The ASCAP Foundation’s seventh annual “We Write the Songs” concert at the Library of Congress in Washington. The evening of music — heavily attended by lawmakers, including Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Billy Long (R-Mo.), among many others — celebrates the donation by The ASCAP Foundation of original manuscripts, lyrics sheets and other musical documents to the Library of Congress.

When first asked about who he would cheer on in 2016, Ne-Yo — who lent his voice to the 2012 tune “Forward,” in support of Obama’s reelection bid — at first remained coy. “I don’t know yet,” he said with a smile, “Let’s see what 2016 has to offer.”

“I know we got some sort of females running,” he said, before throwing his support behind Clinton. “I’m all for that. I’m all for change.”