'I feel like this was a matter of just proving them wrong,' Ne-Yo tells MTV News of the George Lucas-produced flick.
Latest in vampire and werewolves series took #1 box-office spot this weekend.
'They were there to validate and chastise our decisions at the same time,' Elijah Kelley said of airmen's role.
Director has wanted to bring story of Tuskegee Airmen to big screen for nearly 25 years.
'The Devil Inside,' 'Beauty and the Beast 3-D' and 'The Grey' also arrive this month.