As we previously reported, Far Out recently published their latest interview with musician CeeLo Green where he criticized a few female rappers for their adult content. The 45-year-told the outlet: “You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence. Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 25: Recording artist Ceelo Green attends the ASCAP Rhythm And Soul 3rd Annual Atlanta Legends Dinner Honoring Antonio “L.A.” Reid at Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Department)
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He added, “Attention is also a drug and competition is around… 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 but it comes at what cost?”
His bold comments did not sit with the rapper’s fans. Many of them quickly took to social media to remind Mr. Green that he is no saint himself. Not only did Twitter users share his old songs like, “Closet Freak” which included raunchy lyrics as well, but others also brought up the rape charges that were brought against him following an incident that occurred in 2012. One Twitter user said, “Ceelo was sued for [alleged] date rape and in his defense claimed it isn’t rape if the victim is unconscious, so he should probably shut all the way the f*ck up.” Another user quoted Green who once questioned in a since-deleted 2014 tweet: “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.” The fan added, “Green is the last person who should be giving an opinion on anything related to women expressing themselves.”
Green’s charges of sexual battery against him were later dropped because of insufficient evidence. However, he was charged with furnishing a woman with ecstasy, the maximum sentence for which is four years in jail. As TMZ notes, the victim claimed that he drugged her at a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles with ecstasy, and then she woke up naked with Green, remembering nothing from the previous evening. At the time this all happened, Green issued a statement saying that the claims were “despicable, untrue, and deeply hurtful.”
After the Grammy-winning singer pleaded no contest in August 2014 to furnishing the woman with drugs, he was ordered to serve three years on probation, perform 45 days of community service and attend 52 drug and alcohol counseling sessions.
Per: Hollywood Unlocked