Longtime singer CeeLo Green took to Twitter on Wednesday to admit he was wrong in criticizing leading female rappers like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, who released their raunchy new song “WAP” on Friday.
In an August 9 cover story for Far Out magazine, Green caused outrage when he questioned the “cost” of women discussing their sexuality and criticized successful women rappers for their content.
“A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level. 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,” he said in the interview.
“Attention is also a drug and competition is around. 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,” he added. “You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence.”
Green went on to say that Nicki “could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”
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