Ne-Yo at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Battle: Los Angeles," Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, CA .March 8, 2011

*Suddenly there’s a dust-up between R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and “Jersey Shore’s” Snooki – a beef rooted in the fact that respected music magazine Rolling Stone selected her for its current cover.

According to E! Online, it all started on Monday when Ne-Yo tweeted, “Wow. Snooki is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Really? I quit. (Just kidding, but almost serious….).”

Ne-Yo insisted at last night’s “Battle: L.A.” premiere that his jab wasn’t necessarily about Snooki.

“I gotta reiterate, no disrespect to Snooki,” he said. “I don’t know her so I can’t disrespect her but I feel like Rolling Stone is a music magazine and for them to put her on the cover, it’s like, ‘Really?!’ ”

While Ne-Yo was busy being interviewed about his tweet, Snooki was sending one out of her own.

“Neyo’s mad that I got the cover of rolling stone?…you lost a loyal fan. What a buzz kill.#sorry,” she tweeted.

No surprise, but Ne-Yo’s not too upset. “I think I’ll be all right,” he smiled. “I think I’ll sleep tonight.”