Hip hop story time!
Ne-Yo made an appearance on the Frequently Asked Questions podcast and shared the real story behind (2007) “Make Me Better.”
Timbaland produced the beat, and Ne-Yo came up with the hook. At the time, Beyonce and Jay-Z were in the studio. Ne-Yo initially wanted Hov and Bey on the track.
During the interview with Fuzzy and Quincy, Ne-Yo says Hov felt the track was more in the R&B lane and passed on the song. Take a look:
Take a ride to nostalgia and jam to “Make Me Better.”