TV One's "Hello Beautiful Interludes Live" featuring Ne-Yo at The Conga Room at L.A. Live on February 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

TV One’s “Hello Beautiful Interludes Live” featuring Ne-Yo at The Conga Room at L.A. Live on February 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

*It seems Ne-Yo’s fans missed the memo that website “NewsBuzzDaily.com” is a combination of real shocking news and satire, because the singer’s fans called on him to set straight a  report on the site alleging that he was recently inspired to come out as gay after learning about Caitlyn Jenner’s journey.

In an article published last week, the site quoted the R&B singer as stating:

“Bruce [sic] Jenner really gave me the inner strength to admit to my kids, my family, my friends, my fans and ultimately to myself that I am gay. I’ve known I was gay since I was a young boy that I was attracted to the other boys. As a black man, we fear gayness instead of embracing it. Watching Bruce, well Caitlyn, sit down with Dianne Sawyer on ABC really inspired me. Bruce [sic] is very brave and beautiful. As soon as he [sic] came out as transgendered [sic], she freed herself and thats the freedom I want.”

Many believed the quote to be true, despite the website offering no source for the quote. A disclaimer on the site reads, “NewsBuzzDaily.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news. Please note that articles written on this site are for entertainment and satirical purposes only.”

Ne-Yo addressed the claim with a pair of tweets on Friday:

Ne-Yo has long faced rumors about his sexuality. In a 2009 interview with Essence, he said:

“Honestly, when I first heard that there were rumors out there about me being gay I thought, Wow someone must really hate me. There’s nothing wrong with being gay, but I just couldn’t understand why someone would make up lies like that. I remember speaking to Jay-Z about it and he was like, ‘Look, man you haven’t made it until someone says you’re gay.’”

The singer is currently promoting his latest album, “Non-Fiction,” and will play a concert with Ludacris on June 14 in Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclays Center.