Ne-Yo, 30, is about to become a first-time father.
EBONY sat down with the singer-songwriter at a super exclusive photoshoot planned to help promote his upcoming album Libra Scale. Ne-Yo, who is preparing to attend the ASCAP Awards Friday night in Beverly Hills, talked about how he had traveled home to Atlanta to get some news about the baby.
He had to come home so he could make the first ultrasound visit with his girlfriend. There's no word on the sex of the baby because the tiny tot curled up in a ball, leading Ne-Yo to joke that his future progeny is "stubborn." But, he added, "They didn't get that one from me."
The star, whose album is due on September 21, is excited about meeting his first child in January.
"I am 30 and I do have my first child on the way, and I'm very, very, very excited about that," he tells EBONY. "It's a New Year's baby and I'm just in a really good place right now."