Sometimes, it would be a hell of a lot easier for people to just write, “I am a piece of shit” on Twitter and be done with it. On Friday, the Goodie Mob member and The Voice coach Cee-Lo pleaded no contest to giving ecstasy to a woman. The woman claimed that she’d been eating a sushi dinner with Cee-Lo and then woken up naked in his bed, without any memory of what came in between, including taking any ecstasy. If any of that is true, it’s completely beyond the pale, and Cee-Lo certainly didn’t help his case with some comments he made on twitter over the weekend.

In a series of aggressive Tweets in response to someone else on Twitter, Cee-Lo wrote, “if I TRIED but did NOT succeed but the person says I DID then what really happened?… when someone brakes on a home there is broken glass where is your plausible proof anyone was raped… if someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent… People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”

This should not even merit discussion, but “with” does not in any way imply consent. Sex with an unconscious person is rape. In Cee-Lo’s case, no rape charges were filed because of a lack of evidence.

Cee-Lo quickly deleted all those tweets, but The Guardian has links to screengrabs. As Billboard reports, he got on Twitter again yesterday to sort-of apologize: “Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context… I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I’d never condone the harm of any women. Thank you.” He has since deleted his Twitter.

UPDATE: TBS has cancelled Cee-Lo’s reality show The Good Life.

UPDATE 2: Cee-Lo has returned to Twitter with this non-apology:

Comments (31)
  1. and I’m like, fuck yoooouuuu.

    • also, looking at his Wikipedia, he responded to a negative review of one of his shows a few years back with:

      “I respect your criticism but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I’m guessing ur gay? And my masculinity offended u? well fuck U!”

      and after the well-deserved backlash, attempted to apologise by actually saying “Apologies gay community! what was homophobic about that?”

      Dude’s been in chronic need of a reality check and a slap in the face for YEARS.

  2. Fuck you, Cee Lo. Those are crazy things to say. This is usually where I would insert more references to your hit songs, but it turns out you don’t have very many. Which serves you right, you two-hit-having disproportionately-famous date-rapey piece of shit.

    • I hate this dude, but you clearly have no clue how diverse and full this guy’s career has been. He’s been a major force in multiple genres of music for two decades. It’s a shame his talent was trumped by his creepy assholish napoleon complex. For example he is still making huge bank off of writing and performing on Santana’s grammy album. He was in Goodie Mob and has been a significant part of Outkast’s success. He has success in the gospel scene, singing, ironically, Christian music.

      I get your angst. But it helps to understand how this guy’s ego got so crazy in the first place.

  3. This guy is still on network tv? Really?

  4. Aw man, I used to think Cee Lo was so cool, especially with the Danger Mouse and Dungeon Family stuff. Turns out he’s just another ignorant dickhead :(

  5. This and the photo-leaking stuff just make me want to crawl back into bed. Go away, week, you suck.

  6. I can’t even make sense of what he’s trying to say enough to be offended by it.

    • I’m totally with you there.

      Oh, crap, I don’t mean I’m like WITH you. Please don’t somehow misunderstand my comments as an excuse to have sex with me without asking!

      • You’re either WITH me or AGAINST me, both mean you’re giving me permission to sex you up.

        • I swear to Christ I have read his comments 11 times and I still can’t figure out what the fuck he is saying. The only thing I’m relatively sure of is he sounds pretty rapey

          LeMonjello….have you been able to figger out what he is saying with all that “with” shit? What’s weird about it is it’s IN TYPE. I mean we all have nonsensical utterances but this SOB typed that shit out…looked at it……”yup, dead nuts on that one”

  7. Guy has a great voice. But is a piece of shit.

  8. “I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
    There was something so pleasant about that place.
    Even your emotions had an echo

    Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
    Ha ha ha bless your soul
    You really think you’re in control” – Now these Lyrics are taking on a whole new meaning.

  9. ” I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this.”

    How considerate! Because the people who have *really* been hurt here are the people who love Cee-Lo.

  10. Looks like Todd Aiken has a new favorite member of the Goodie Mob…

  11. Piece of shit. Also, can you have such a memory loss from ecstasy? I didn’t know that.

  12. If this is what it takes for the semi-famous with a TV show called The Good Life to get laid, then I’m glad I stopped trying a long time ago. I guess he never learned being a rapper and all that bitches just ain’t worth it.

  13. I’m trying to get “with” Cee-lo. Within the contexts of whether his with and my with will wilt when withered stares whittle us down. With him or without him, I’m with the idea of with but opposed to with becoming with on a with to with basis.

  14. Man, until this bloated piece of trash can come out with a third hit song I think he might fall out of the public’s favor for a bit…

  15. Maybe we should wait a bit for more evidence to come out before condemning him kind of like with the Connor Oberst thang.

  16. For a guy with a head that big, he can’t seem to write a coherent sentence.

  17. Motherfucker looks like a Teddy Graham.


  19. And ontop of that,his apology wasn’t even written by him.It’s too coherent and too intelligently written to come from someone writing BRAKES on a home (as in break into a house) and that WITH crap.”Short yellow bus” all the way!C,u will stay Lo!

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