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Cee Lo Green sends crazy tweet to City Pages over bad review

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Television Updated: June 17, 2011 - 4:28 PM

Cee Lo Green -- or at least somebody with access to his official Twitter account @CeeLoGreen -- sent City Pages music editor Andrea Swensson a nasty and somewhat homophobic-sounding tweet today after she panned his performance last night with Rihanna at Target Center. Here's the text of the tweet, sent to Swensson's professional Twitter account @Gimme_Noise:

@gimme_noise I respect your criticism but be fair! People enjoyed last night!I'm guessing ur gay?and my masculinity offended u?well f---k U!

Swensson's review uses the word "gross" to describe some of Green's sexually explicit banter, which is apparently why he believes she was threatened by his "masculinity." I don't think there's any way of explaining where the gay part of the tweet came from, or why that would be a problem (except maybe with Swensson's boyfriend). Her review's negative critique of Cee Lo's DJ-accompanied performance was similar to that of our own Jon Bream in his review in today's paper. Bream had better check his own Twitter account; might be a racial slur in there or who knows what.

Sadly, Green's tweet probably would not be a big deal were he still only known in hip-hop circles from his days in the Goodie Mob, but his Gnarls Barkley hit "Crazy" became something of a pride anthem. And now he's a TV star on NBC's "The Voice." Not to mention, his songs have been featured prominently on Fox's pride-filled "Glee." One can't help but wonder what those folks in the TV world might think of his Twitter blather.

 

Cee Lo Green didn't allow photos during his set last night, which was hardly the weirdest thing to come of it. / Damian Dovarganes for Associated Press

Cee Lo Green didn't allow photos during his set last night, which was hardly the weirdest thing to come of it. / Damian Dovarganes for Associated Press

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