Ne-Yo Arrested!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The 28-year-old hip-hop star was arrested early Tuesday in Atlanta after Cobb County police clocked his Range Rover going more than 100 mph. Police spokeswoman Cassie Reece said Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Smith, was booked on charges of reckless driving and driving without a license and released later that day on a $1,300 bond. He's due in court March 25 to answer to the charges.

Ne-Yo, whose sophomore album ''Because of You'' won the Grammy this year for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and has so far been having an o.k. year. The rapper-songwriter is currently embroiled in a lawsuit against the tour promoter behind R Kelly's recent ''Double Up Tour'', from which Ne-Yo was booted after only two shows. Ne-Yo has also been busy prepping for his follow-up to ''Because of You'' and fielding songwriting requests from Usher and Janet Jackson, among others.

Hope everything goes smoothly for him! :)