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CeeLo Green Apologizes To Nicki Minaj, Cardi B And Megan Thee Stallion

The R&B veteran came under fire after he criticized their music.

CeeLo Green has changed his tune following backlash over comments he made about Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

  • On Wednesday (August 12), the R&B veteran issued a lengthy statement through his social media accounts apologizing for his remarks.
    “There seems to be a misunderstanding with a quote taken from an interview I did a few days ago while promoting my new project,” he began.
    “Firstly, I’m an advocate of artistic freedom and expression as well as a fan of Nicki, Cardi and Megan. I know most of them personally and consider Cardi [and] Offset family. Therefore, I would never disrespect them by any means.”

    He continued, “I acknowledge them all as 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. Know that I support everyone [that] is part of our community [and] culture.”

  • Earlier this week, British publication Far Out magazine published an interview with CeeLo Green wherein he opined that “a lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level.”
    “You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolades, success, visibility, a platform to influence,” he said. “Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”

    Singling out Cardi and Megan specifically, 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?”

  • Green’s words arrived shortly after Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion released “WAP. The single shot to the top spots on Apple Music and Spotify and debuted at No. 6 In the U.K., per Billboard. According to Chart Data, “WAP” hit No. 1 on the global Spotify chart and set a new daily high after garnering more than 4.77 million streams. 

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