A lot of music fans think Cee Lo Green released one of the greatest kiss-off songs of 2010 and it seems that the people who make the decisions for the Grammys feel the same way. On Wednesday night, Green’s “F— You” received five Grammy nominations , although the singer insists that he’d be happy for the chance to win any trophy come February.
“Record of the Year, Song of the Year — it’s awesome to be nominated at all,” Cee Lo told MTV News after learning of his nominations. “To be recognized at all it’s very affectionate, especially from your peers. It’s all of the incentive anyone would need to continue on and even if not the acknowledgement then and there, the inspiration to continue it’s enough motivation. I appreciate it.”
Green’s other nominations for the track includes Best Short Form Music Video, Best Urban/Alternative Performance and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
“It feels great man. It feels great. I feel ecstatic. I feel energized,” he added. “I feel empowered. I feel open-minded, optimistic, alive and well. It’s awesome.”
While Green is receiving all the attention for “F— You,” he says some of the credit for the now-beloved track goes to fellow Grammy nominee Bruno Mars , who co-wrote the song.
“I worked with Bruno for about a year and a half. I was living in L.A. at the time. I recorded the album Lady Killer and I met him before all his success, on the eve of all his success, and I did realize that he was a very talented guy going into the situation,” Cee Lo said of his collaborator. “And so I did something that I don’t normally do [and] that is kind of opened up my [space and] shared my creative space with someone to write and produce and trade ideas. So it worked out for me, so I’m glad I did. I’m glad I sacrificed that. [He’s] very great guy.”