Platinum selling singer/songwriter Ne-Yo recently had to fire a few of his back up dancers “You’re Fired!”

According to published reports, the dancers didn’t want to travel to Japan where the singer has a series of concert dates lined up because they feared for their safety in the tsunami stricken country. 

Ne-Yo’s manager informed the dancers that despite their safety concerns — specifically the threat of aftershocks and exposure to radiation — they were still going ahead with the Japan dates. That’s when four dancers decided not to make the trip to Japan. And as a direct result, those dancers were then told by the tour manager they were dropped from the rest of the tour, which wraps in Korea on March 30th.

Ne-Yo has two more shows in Japan, March 22nd and 24th, with some proceeds from the shows going to victims of the earthquake.