Cee Lo Green has relived the controversy where a female critic didn’t like his oversexed show, he called her gay on Twitter, other people called him homophobic, and he’s still getting the whole thing wrong.
In an interview with Esquire magazine, Cee Lo tells writer Eric Spitznagel that touring as Rihanna’s opening act was eye-opening for him, because of her “large lesbian community” following.
“I didn’t realize that she has a very particular following. You know what I’m saying?” No, says the writer, “I don’t think that I do.”
So Cee clears it up for all of us.
“Let me be specific,” Cee Lo continues. “Rihanna has a large lesbian community that comes out to see her shows. ‘Cause she does a lot of girl-on-girl kind of stuff.”
“It’s very racy and sexually charged,” says Cee Lo. “And I like that. I like aggressive and sexually liberated women. It’s hot to me. So we were doing a show in Minneapolis, and I thought I’d rev it up in my own way. I like to have fun. I’m definitely sexually liberated and all that good stuff. I was talking a little junk on the microphone. I said to the crowd, ‘Hey, do you guys realize that I’m just foreplay, and Rihanna’s gonna come out here and fuck you?’ ”
“I was talking shit. And it turns out, the journalist who wrote all those negative things about the show was not a man, but a gay woman. I guess my overbearing testosterone was offensive to her. She was completely appalled by my behavior. But come on, some of these people who lashed out against me on Twitter, calling me a homophobe, that’s just wrong.”
Now that Cee Lo has “cleared” this up, we just think he’s stupid, not a homophobe.
“I could never be homophobic in any kind of way, dude,” says Cee Lo. “I’m such a free bird.”