CeeLo Green has been receiving major backlash following his most recent comments about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new single, WAP.
Green expressed discomfort with the societal impact the song may have. “A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level,” said the icon. “There was once a time when we were savvy enough to code certain things. We could express to those it was meant for with the style of language we used. But now music is shameless, it is sheer savagery.”.
He continued, “Attention is also a drug and competition is around,” added the recording artist. “Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all.”
Lol dudes will scream “slob on my knob” word for word and crying abt WAP 😂 bye lil boy
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) August 11, 2020
He even mentions Nicki Minaj, “You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence,” said Green. “Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”
Now CeeLo is backtracking and apologizing for his comments.
“Firstly, I am an advocate of artistic freedom and expression as well as a fan of Nicki, Cardi, and Meagan,” he writes. “I know most of them personally and consider Cardi and Offset family. Therefore, I would never disrespect them by any means. I acknowledge them as all powerful, beautiful, and influential women…and professionals. I wholeheartedly apologize to each of them for the inconvenience they have been caused due to a snippet of my interview being used as a headline, and in turn creating controversy and disconnect between me and these ladies as well as their fans.”
Take a look at his full apology below.
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) August 12, 2020