Like many expectant dads, singer Ne-Yo is terrified of becoming a dad.
“I’m going to have my first child in January. I’m terrified, I’m gonna be all the way honest. I’ve never seen myself as a father, you know what I mean? I knew eventually I would get married and have kids and all of that stuff. By the way, the marriage rumors aren’t true. Let’s clear that up. I’m not engaged, I’m not to be married. But the baby rumor is true,” he said in a recent interview with CNN.
CNN: Are you terrified because you didn’t have a male role model in your own life growing up?
Ne-Yo: My mom was my mom and my dad. I didn’t need the male role model. I figure if I do it the way my mom did it, then my kid is going to be fine.
CNN: Is your kid going to be living the baby “Champagne Life?”
Ne-Yo: No. I’m going to teach my child the value of a dollar. The “Champagne Life” can mean you’re just living what the good life is to you. So in that form, yes, my child will definitely be living the “Champagne Life.”
Ne-Yo’s fourth album, “Libra Scale,” hits stores on September 21.