CeeLo Green is not a fan of the biggest women in rap.
Speaking with Far Out magazine, the former judge on The Voice called out the "shameless" music of today's scene and went as far as questioning the moral of the artists. "A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level," he told the magazine. "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."
When speaking of Minaj, the singer threw shots at the rapper, saying, "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."
Regarding the commotion from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's R-rated video for "WAP," Green called out the chart-toppers, with poor claims of the two being attention-seekers. “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," he said. "It comes at what cost?"
"As adults and artists, we should at least attempt to be each other’s accountability partners in some regard," he continued. "The stereotypes that are celebrated and perpetuated, ultimately make the perception a reality. It is disenfranchising and it has caused a great deal of problems."
After getting hit with plenty of criticism, CeeLo offered up a lengthy statement, backtracking his stance via his interview. "Firstly, I am an advocate of artistic freedom and expression as well as a fan of Nicki, Cardi, and Meagan," he tweeted. "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."
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