News: Cee-Lo Addresses Anti-Gay Accusations, "What Was Homophobic About That?"
Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 10:02AM
Rapper/Singer Cee-Lo Green has come forward to kill speculation and accusations suggesting he is homophobic following a controversial tweet from earlier this week.
Green cleared the air yesterday (June 17) and denied having any anti-gay views.
The Voice coach Cee Lo Green has recently come under fire for a tweet he sent to a music critic that some have interpreted as anti-gay. He took to Twitter on Friday to dispute the claims. "Apologies gay community!" Green tweets. "What was homophobic about that? I said I was guessing he [was] gay which is fine but its nice to [know] what u think of me." "Nakia and Vicki 'Team Cee Lo' are proudly gay and are [my] greatest assets!" he continues. "I'm no bigot or homophobic. [It's] all a very big misunderstanding." (The Hollywood Reporter)
His original tweet began making headlines early Friday (June 17).
Cee Lo Green has recently come under fire for a tweet he sent to a music critic that some have interpreted as anti-gay. "@gimme_noise I respect your criticism but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I'm guessing ur gay? and my masculinity offended u? well f--k U!" he reportedly wrote. (Billboard)
Last fall, G-Unit's 50 Cent clarified remarks initially perceived as anti-gay.
"Some how they turned a simple joke about oral sex into a anti gay statement. I have nothing against people who choose and alternative life"
"Style in fact iv publicly stated my mom loved women. It funny how people think negative statements are news worthy but positive statements" (50 Cent's Twitter)
Outside of social life, Cee-Lo Green's Lady Killer landed on the sales chart last November.
Goodie Mob frontman Cee-Lo Green's Lady Killer debuted on the chart at No. 9. With seven days under his belt, Green's new album has shelled out 41,600 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some past Cee-Lo Green footage below: