After deleting his account following backlash over a tweet about rape, Cee Lo Green signed back onto the service early Wednesday morning (September 3) with another apology to fans about his “idiotic” comments, which he now describes as “untrue.”
I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe.
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014
The former “Voice” coach pled no contest on Friday to a felony count of furnishing a controlled substance of MDMA/ecstasy to a woman without her awareness and was sentenced to 360 hours of community service and three years of probation. Shortly after, Green, 39, raised the ire of many Twitter users when he wrote, “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously. People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
On Tuesday, TBS announced that it would not be bringing back the Goodie Mob member’s reality show, “The Good Life,” for a second season, reportedly due to weak ratings.
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If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, call the 24-hour National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673), or visit Rainn.org.