Cee Lo Green Apologizes For Offensive Tweet About Super Bowl Protesters
Cee Lo Green is apologizing for a tweet he posted, which has since been deleted, that defended his friend, Big Boi, prior to his Super Bowl halftime show performance. According to Billboard, Cee Lo tweeted, "@BigBoi yo big we riding wit you fam DO THAT SH*T! F**k these so called protesters you just got 100m worth of press. I'll kill for you."
The tweet sparked major backlash, with many criticizing the singer’s insensitivity towards Colin Kaepernick and those who supported his stance against racial injustice.
Cee Lo took to Twitter on Monday (February 4th) to apologize for the statement he made. He wrote, "I posted yesterday, excited in the heat of the moment and spirit of triumph in support of my fellow Atlantan, teammate and brother Big Boi. My post was speaking exclusively to him and about those who were opposed to him performing. I would NEVER disrespect or devalue the stance or the severity of why it has been a call to arms as far as our living situation here in America."
He also spoke to TMZ, and when asked if he would use the same words in his original tweet if he was allowed the opportunity to do it all over again, he said, "No, I wouldn't. I would have just chosen my words a lot more carefully. I wouldn't have done it that way...To anyone that I offended, I sincerely apologize, I truly do."