Concert organizers associated with Cee Lo Green continue to distance themselves following comments the singer made about rape on Twitter. The BayFest Music Festival became the latest example on Tuesday (September 9), announcing they'd dropped the Atlanta native from their lineup.
"In light of the recent comments attributed to CeeLo Green that are contrary to the beliefs and conscience of BayFest Music Festival, Mr. Green's performance at the 2014 BayFest Music Festival on Oct. 4 has been cancelled," the fest announced in a statement, according to Billboard.
The move comes just a day after the former "The Voice" judge was taken off the bill at the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana, and the Freedom Live concert at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling military base in Washington, D.C.
The controversy was sparked by comments Green made on Twitter in late August, after pleading no contest to a charge of furnishing a controlled substance. The case stemmed from a 2012 incident in which a woman said she woke up naked in bed with Green in her hotel room. Though no sexual assault charges were filed, the veteran musician tweeted about the incident and addressed its implications.
“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously,” he posted, adding, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
He later (kind of) apologized, but that hasn't stopped the backlash. In addition to the music festivals dropping the singer, TBS confirmed they'd cancelled his reality show, "The Good Life," though the network cited low ratings.