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CeeLo has receiving backlash for comments made about female rappers.

CeeLo Apologizes For Comments Made About Female Rappers Being "Shameless" And "Desperate"

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By Yuriy Andriyashchuk

CeeLo Green recently spoke on the state of hip-hop when it comes to female rappers in an interview with Far Out Magazine and he wasn't feeling them at all. He labeled them as "shameless" and "desperate" due to the amount of sexual content in their lyrics. He added that music has regressed since the 70s.

"A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level," the Goodie Mob artist said. "There was once a time when we were savvy enough to code certain things. We could express to those it was meant for with the style of language we used. But now music is shameless, it is sheer savagery."

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CeeLo is now apologzing for his comments about being females being shameless and desperate.
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Green also bashed Nicki Minaj by saying she misuses her "success, visibility, [and] platform to influence," and added, "Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate."

CeeLo even went on to criticize Megan Thee Stallion and her content.

"Attention is also a drug and competition is around," added Green. "Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all. ... It comes at what cost?"

CeeLo originally bashed female rappers such as Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion.
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Green has since received a ton of backlash in the aftermath of these comments. Many believe that he is trying to police women in hip-hop and doesn't have a say in what they should rap about.

CeeLo is now backtracking on his comments and has now issued an apology on his Instagram account. This was a very lenghty post following days of heat that he's been catching all over social media and people even trying to cancel a legend like him.

CeeLo's apology included a very lenghty Instagram post.
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"Good morning everybody, there seems to be a misunderstanding with a quote taken from an interview I did a few days ago while promoting my new project," explained Green. "Firstly, I'm an advocate of artistic freedom and expression as well as a fan of Nicki, Cardi, and Megan. I know most of them personally and consider Cardi and Offset family. Therefore, I would never disrespect them by any means. I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful, and influential women...and professionals.

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"I wholeheartedly apologize to each of them for the inconvenience they have been caused due to a snippet of my interview being used as a headline, and in turn creating controversy and disconnect between me and these ladies as well as their fans. Know that I support everyone who is part of our community and culture. Always have and always will! Much love to all the female artists who are running the game and handling their business. With love, Lo.

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