Ne-Yo Welcomes Son Mason Evan

10/13/2011 at 05:00 PM ET
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Less than a year after the birth of daughter Madilyn Grace, Ne-Yo is a father again.

The singer-songwriter and Monyetta Shaw welcomed a son, Mason Evan, on Sunday, Oct. 9, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Sal-u twit fam. If you are truly fam you’ll help me welcome the heir to my throne,” the proud papa Tweeted regarding the birth of his 6 lbs., 10 oz. baby boy.

“[Fatherhood] has been a ride, but I’m loving every minute of it,” Ne-Yo, 31, told PEOPLE in September.

His newest record, The Cracks in Mr. Perfect, is due out in 2012.

– Carlos Greer

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Ally's Baby Wonders on

Congratulations to the new parents!!

Nosey on

He is gay! Nothing wrong with being gay…just sayin that he needs to stop putting this woman and their kids in danger/at risk and come out of the closet already. Man up and show your true rainbow colors dude. Geez..

Marky on

My sister and I were only 11 months apart, and we were always close, played together and really were a lot like twins. My kids are 25 months apart and same thing; very close, loved sharing a room, and enjoyed playing together even though they had very different personalities. Congrats! They are in for a busy next few years, but fun ones, too!

Ali on

I heard it was a boy. I wonder what the name is!?

Just My Opinion on

Facts people, let’s state facts!!! Unless you can swear that your a male and have had a sexual relationship with Ne-Yo, what you or your gay friend thinks isn’t worth printing.

Tay on

Congrats in welcoming your second bundle of joy

Anya N. Burnett on

This is NOT the platform to state/discuss/speculate on someone’s sexual orientation. It’s a blog discussing parenthood/babies, etc. Nothing more, nothing less.

Thank you.

Booo on

Geez, didn’t they just have a kid less than a year ago. They are not wasting any time in the go forth and multiply department.

Lillian on

@Nosey….Why does it matter if he is gay or not?! How is that anyones business? How is he putting anyone in danger? I mean really…..who cares?? The article is about his new baby. Stop bringing speculation about his sexual orientation into this! Congrats to Ne-Yo on his new baby.

Maggie on

Thank you Anya N. Burnett! Congrats to the new parents. Haters and people that are judging should move on.

Calais on

My middle child is 11 months younger than her brother & my youngest is 11 months younger than her.

I had 3 under 2 for 2 months when my last baby was born. Now my kids are 3,2&1 and amazing.

Dee on

I agree this is not the forum to discuss anyone’s sexual identity.

Congrats to Ne-Yo and Monyetta, a baby is a gift always :)

Boo, go away and stop trolling w/ your ignorance!!!

Lady on

Well she didn’t waste anytime now did she, her daughter is 10 months…wow. Congrats

Michelle on

FYI:
NOT ONLY BLACK FAMILIES ARE HAVING KIDS WITHOUT BEING MARRIED LETS NOT GET IT TWISTED………

Just Sayin' on

Wasn’t he investigated last year for being caught with an underage hooker in Paris? Monyetta, you’re so dense.

Ms Jamerica on

Umm…Madilyn Grace was their FIRST child! They have not confirmed the sex of their new baby but Ne-Yo said they were having a boy last month.

heather on

Booo – if you bothered reading the article it says it right there in the first line.

Im just saying on

They had an agreement, money for babies. Oh and he is sooo gay.

JAMINE on

CONGRATS TO THE NEW PARENTS. AND AS STATED BEFORE THIS IS A TIME TO SHARE THE HAPPINESS. NOT BRING UP HIS SEXUAL ORIENTATION. LEAVE THAT FOR SOMEONE WHO CARES. AND UNLESS YOU ARE A GUY AND HAVE PHYSICALLY SLEPT WITH NE-YO AND HAVE PROOF. WHO CARES WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OR WANT TO GOSSIP ABOUT. SAD WORLD WE LIVE IN WHERE WE CAN NOT GO ON WITH OUR OWN LIVES BECAUSE WE ARE TOO BUSY WONDERING WHAT IS GOING ON IN SOMEONE ELSE’S.

Bonnie on

Why are people so into making celebrities gay? Anytime a male artist makes it big, someone always feels the need to make him gay. OMG man stop all the hating and just enjoy this moment and every other moment these people decide to share with us. Its ridiculous how society has to be into these celebrities lives only to talk about them sooo negatively and then wonder why they go into hiding as much as they do. And money for babies? Wow. Where do you all get this stuff??

JAMINE on

AND AT LYNN FOR THE COMMENT ABOUT BLACK FAMILIES. I’M AFRICAN AMERICAN PROUD OF IT AND I’M MARRIED WITH A SON AND WE HAD HIM AFTER MARRIAGE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. O AND IF YOU NEED PROOF OF OTHER RACES HAVING CHILDREN OUT A WEDLOCK WATCH 16 AND PREGNANT ON MTV AND LET ME KNOW WHAT RACE YOU SEE ON THERE!!

Cynthia on

Lynn,

You’re an idiot.. Black families are not the only race having children before being married. Especially this day in age. There are alot of other celebrities doing the same that are NOT black.. and this is coming from a non-black person. I feel sorry for you, it must be a sad world for someone as narrow-minded as you.

Sherrie on

NE-YO……. HOR-NAY!!!!!

Mia on

The gay comments and how close in age their kids are not as important as how they actually named their children NORMAL names, Hooray…they can actually find those names on cups @ a Hallmark store!

Carmen on

Another one who will die at a tender age, his sister too…stop putting names with s in the middle and y*s you ignorant people!

Lissette on

Hey maybe you should wrap that up next time. Geez. Stop populating the world with oops babies. Regardless if you have the money to pay for them leave the baby making to people who deserve to have kids and will give them love and attention.

Guinny on

Lynn, you should really watch what you are saying! Karma is a bitch and now one of your kids or grandkids will have babies out of wedlock too, with a black person! I feel so sorry for you, at least I was raised and taught that beauty comes from the inside and not outside. Who are you to decide who is attractive and who isn’t? You are such a fine example to the people around you!

Anonymous on

LYNN, get real white kids have children out of wedlock.

dawn on

Anya – who died and made you Queen? We can comment on anything we want to. I believe in what comes around goes around so if people want to say hateful things that is their right but they run the risk of it coming back to haunt them in some way. If I want to comment on her earrings in this pic, then I will. Super cute earrings by the way. Oh yeah, and congrats on the baby!!!

Jennifer on

Congrats to the happy couple!

Mia's Mommy on

Lynn is an idiot. My husband and I are African American and we graduated college, got married, and had a baby AFTER 2 years of marriage thank you very much. Stereotyping is ignorant.

scarlet on

Congrats on the new baby!

Lissette on

Guinny- I really don’t think that’s how it works. Karma doesn’t work like that just because you say its so. All four of my kids are married and waited to have babies until they were all financially stable and prepared and did I mention MARRIED? I did not distinguish in my post between a race or anything so you have no right to say what you said.

Also, I am not racist and would welcome any race into my family. I have a daughter-in-law who is Korean and love her as she was my own flesh and blood.

I also never said anything about the attractiveness or lack of of the person so again, where are you getting that from?

Shannon on

What kind of deal is this? This is so selfish! Those poor babies will be so confused!

Lissette on

My apologies, I thought everyone was talking about me. I didn’t realize there was another Lynn.

AshleyM on

Congrats to Ne-Yo and his family, I bet his daughter is going to love having a little playmate so close in age to her :)

LYNN……….
That comment was very uncalled for, and quite racist might I add. You are a very uneducated person both in knowledge and street smarts. I dare you to walk down the street in your home town and announce what you have announced here. I give it 5 mins before someone has something to say (or do) to YOU! If it makes you happy I am caucasian, I had a daughter out of wedlock, I married her father, we had 2 more children. Life is great….unlike your miserable life.

meghan on

There are so many offensive posts on this thread my head is spinning. Everyone unloading their racist and OMG he’s gay bullshit. You make me sick. Who the hell do you think you are?

I will say the only thing that should be said when a little one comes into the world…Congratulations to Ne-Yo and Monyetta for their newest blessing! I’m sure Madilyn and Mason will be much loved!

Kina on

Didn’t January Jones, a WHITE actress, just have a baby out of wedlock??? So get off of black people. This isn’t a race thing, it is that society no longer values marriage. The divorce rate is high so a lot of kids regardless of race are being raised in single parent homes.

slawson on

Geez…Look at White celebrities and their b*stard children. I mean, they are a dime a dozen with multiple partners…YUCK!!!!

Immorality and being valueless doesn’t have a race, economics, or social standing.

I NEVER say “congratulations” to people living in sin and having children (they are a blessing) out of wedlock. It’s just not in my DNA, sorry.

Musta Bawah on

@ Ali, can u read? it says welcomes son MASON EVANS!

Maggie on

Congrats to the family! His kids have cute names.

Christine Hazel on

I’m happy for Ne-Yo. I know u going to be a good father.

Christine Hazel on

Happy for u Ne-Yo. U r a good Dad.

soph on

Musta Bawah, when the story was first posted the name hadn’t been announced. Calm down. And obviously YOU can’t read because the name is Evan, not Evans.

Toya L. on

Bawaaa~ When trying to change user names goes wrong. Smh! Anywho Congrats to them!

Shannon on

Ricky Martin much?

Michele on

@Ali – As it states in the article, the baby is a boy, named Mason Evan.

Michele on

@Lisette – haha, idiot! You are so interested in bashing people and being defensive, you just saw the letter “L” and immediately thought it was about you. Talk about being egotistical; now you put your foot in your mouth.

Mandy on

Alrighty, everyone just needs to chill out.

Dee on

Some of you people are pathetic, just absolutely pathetic!!!!

I sure know I didn’t read half these disgusting things bout January Jones and Kimberly Stewart who just had babies out of wedlock……

I’m just saying!

ApolloniaBliss on

The only ones gay are those who are gay. Stop being jealous and stop shoveling your sexual confusion on the next person.

bones_addict on

Based on personal experience, Ne-Yo is NOT gay. Bi-sexual? Maybe. But I can assure you that he’s definitely not gay. Trust me

Mira on

Wow, this guy is such a sexist tool. First he raves about how he’s working on turning his girl into a diva, then he announces that his boy is the heir to his throne. Oh my. He sure is a king… of nonsense and stupidity.

Shepherdess on

It is amazing that people just cannot keep race out of the picture. Just for what’s her name’s information, Blacks aren’t the only people who make or have babies out of wedlock. Brad and Angelina, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck (got married six months after conception) Madonna and Guy Richie, Emma Bunton, Tom Brady, just to name a few. Yes there are PEOPLE who have babies born out of wedlock all over the world. The issue with this is not race, it’s sin. People need to stop getting that twisted!

The world is mine on

First, can we all get alone. Second, who cares about the names of his children. Third,@Lynn do something better with your time like feed the homeless or Habitat for Humanity. You (Lynn) are so ignorant and uneducated might I add to the facts. You (Lynn) actually heard some other illiterate individual repeat that imbecilic uneducated statement in your home growing up. I guarantee you did not think of that alone because your comment sounds rehearsed. Finally, congrats to Ne-Yo and Monyetta

Last but not less can we all get alone.
Reality

Valerie on

There’s nothing wrong with a gay man wanting to father children. I get. I get it. I’m sure the mother, his ex-fiance is being very well compensated for her role plus they do have a long history together. They are committed to being a family unit and raising their kids together. It’s very common. I’d rather he not marry her than to marry

Mildred on

Congratulation to you Ne-Yo and Monyetta on the birth of your 2nd child. Take good care of them. Ne-yo please ignore the “haters”. They wish they were as talented and intelligent as you. Keep doing your thing. I always say, “jealousy is an ugly trait”. God bless you.

Anonymous on

Omg just childish

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