CeeLo Green has apologized to Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj; after having seemed to criticize them for “salacious gestures”.
In a recent interview with Far Out magazine, the American singer said there should be “a time and a place for adult content” in music videos.
On Wednesday, he tweeted that there had been “a misunderstanding” with the quotes, and he was a fan of all three artists.
He signed his message by saying “I apologize with all my heart”.
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The Grammy winner, who enjoyed solo hits with tracks like Forget You and Crazy, with soulful duo Gnarls Barkley, sent “a lot of love to all the female artists who run the game and run their lives. business ”.
“I am an advocate for artistic freedom and expression as well as a fan of Nicki, Cardi and Megan,” he writes.
“I know most of them personally and consider Cardi & [her rapper husband] Family offset. ”
“Therefore, I would never disrespect them. I recognize them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women… and professionals, ”he added.
‘Personal and moral level’
In the interview in question, Green, who recently appeared as the character of Monster on the hit ITV reality TV show The Masked Singer, was quoted as saying that “a lot of music today is very unhappy. and disappointing on a personal and moral level ”.
“Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they all do more or less similar salacious gestures to get into position,” said Green, who also said, “You have the ‘heads of state,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone else. ‘one who is standing there as a reward: success, visibility, platform of influence.
“Nicki could be effective in a lot of other constructive ways, but it seems hopeless. ”
“I understand, the independent woman and the control, divine femininity and sexual expression,” he continued. ” I understand everything [but] what price does it cost? ”
Megan Thee Stallion laughed at her remarks on Twitter, citing hypocrisy around attitudes towards male and female rappers, regarding their use of sexually explicit lyrics and content.
Writing in The Guardian, Dream McClinton said the criticism from her peers “brought to mind the slutty shame of the 2004 Super Bowl incident of Janet Jackson” and that “the censorship was loaded with misogyny.”
“Some reviews read as people who think the lyrical content is absurd, as if a woman’s sexual pleasure is unknown before WAP,” she wrote.
“This decline did not happen in a vacuum: misogyny is loaded in American society and shows no signs of abating. “
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