US Navy Drops Cee-Lo From Freedom LIVE Lineup

UPDATE: Cee-Lo’s been dropped from the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana on 10/5 as well.


Cee-Lo Green’s loathsome tweets about rape are rightfully causing more repercussions in his career. Following TBS canceling Cee-Lo’s reality show The Good Life and Cee-Lo’s non-apologetic apology on Twitter, the US Navy has removed him from the lineup of their upcoming Freedom LIVE concert with Little Big Town on 9/20 in Washington, DC. They announced Cee-Lo’s removal in a Facebook post that’s reprinted in full below.

We seek a Department-wide culture of gender dignity and respect where sexual assault is completely eliminated and never tolerated, where sexual assault victims receive compassionate and coordinated support, and where offenders are held appropriately accountable.

Unfortunately, one of the performers we signed for the JBAB Freedom Live show on 20 September recently posted comments on social media that we consider to completely inconsistent with Navy core values. Regardless of intent or context, the lack of sensitivity towards an issue that is one of the great challenges facing our Navy is unacceptable.

As a result, we have made the decision to pull CeeLo Green from the Freedom Live event on 20 September. Little Big Town, the main attraction for the event, will still perform as scheduled. We will announce as soon as possible a replacement opening act of the high quality that you expect and deserve.

We understand that you may have purchased tickets to see CeeLo Green and if you would like, we will fully refund your ticket. Please send your request for refund to Mr. Robert McCullough at [email protected]

We hope however that you choose to join your friends, colleagues and DoD family members for an outstanding Freedom Live event, featuring Little Big Town, on 20 September at 8pm.

Thank you for understanding this important decision and please go to to purchase your tickets.

In other words, “Fuck You.”

[Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images.]

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