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

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: CeeLo Green attends WE tv Celebrates The Premiere of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition at Liaison Restaurant + Lounge on February 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for WE tv)

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

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

Published August 12th

Written by BET Staff

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

  1. 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.”

  2. RELATED: Cardi B Weighs In After Conservative Commentator Goes After ‘WAP’ Video

    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?”

  3. 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. 

(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for WE tv)

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