CeeLo Green Calls Past Tweets About Rape “Highly Irresponsible”


CeeLo Green says he considered “Girl Power” as a title for his upcoming album.

In what serves as CeeLo Green’s first full interview in three years, UK-based publication The Sunday Times caught up with him to speak about his past tweets regarding rape, his new album, and more.

In September of last year, CeeLo tweeted the following: “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” and “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.”

During his interview with The Sunday Times, the musician described his past comments as “highly irresponsible,” and credited some “human error” for his remarks.

“I do realise in retrospect that it was highly sensitive, what I tweeted – highly irresponsible,” CeeLo Green said, according to NME. “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 realise 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 apologise again.”

Green also spoke on his upcoming album, which is tentatively titled Heart Blanche. He revealed that he initially wanted to title the album, Girl Power.

“At one point it was called ‘Girl Power’, because it is all about the adornment, the upliftment, the exaltment and the appreciation of all things woman,” he said.

Among those who have reportedly lent their assistance on Heart Blanche are Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, and Paul Epworth.