Cee Lo Green Apologizes for ‘highly irresponsible’ Rape Tweets
Cee Lo Green came under fire in 2014, when he posted a series of tweets implying women who are unconscious during a sexual assault cannot call it rape.
Green’s remarks came just days after he pleaded no contest to a charge of sharing ecstasy with an ex-girlfriend, who had accused him of slipping her the drug during a dinner date in 2012 and then having sex with her. He was subsequently sentenced to three years of probation and 45 days of community service as part of a deal with prosecutors. Although he later returned to the microblogging site to apologize for the “idiotic and untrue” remarks shortly after the incident, he recently gave his first interview following the controversy to the U.K.’s Sunday Times, and was again eager to atone for his actions. He said, “I do realize in retrospect that it was highly sensitive, what I tweeted – highly irresponsible. It did stem from emotion causing some involuntary action, and I do believe that, maybe just possibly, we could all give each other a margin for human error. “And in those instances I do realize I’m an artist, that I’m flawed; and sometimes, you know, you don’t think. I was most certainly not thinking, not considering whom I might offend. And to those many people, however many or however few, I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize again.” Green, who did not discuss the court case, also revealed that he is working hard on his new album, a record he describes as “all about the adornment, the upliftment, the exaltment and the appreciation of all things women.”