Ne-Yo made Mothers Day special for his own mom and dozens of others.
His Compound Foundation hosted the third annual Celebration of Mothers on Sunday. The elegant brunch event, which featured live performances and a keynote message from State Rep. Alisha Morgan, was held at Opera nightclub in Midtown and saluted the efforts of foster mothers throughout Georgia.
“Our initial thing is about helping out kids in the child welfare program,” the R&B artist said.
He was accompanied by lady friend Monyetta Shaw, who confessed her man is a bit of a mamma’s boy. “She did an amazing job,” Shaw said of H. Loraine Smith, the artist’s mother.
Smith and Ne-Yo’s sister, Nikki Smith, took a spin down the red carpet as the event kicked off.
“This is a very happy Mothers Day,” Loraine Smith said. “I have both of my children here.”
Ne-Yo said the best piece of advice his mother ever gave him was simple: “Never go to bed mad.”