After making headlines earlier this week for his anti-gay Twitter rant, Grammy-winning singer Cee-Lo Green has announced today that he will no longer be part of Rihanna’s “LOUD” tour for the remainder of the show dates.
A spokeswoman for Green’s management company states that the controversy from his Twitter comments had no effect on his decision from dropping out of the tour, but rather his hectic schedule â including TV shows “The Voice” and “Talking to Strangers,” recording new Gnarls Barkley and Goodie Mob albums, and also preparations for a new book and documentary.
Anne Watkins, the spokeswoman for Green’s management company, explains, “He always puts 100 percent into his work and with the requirements and time commitment to ‘The Voice,’ on top of heading back into the recording studio and an upcoming book, he feels that he wouldn’t give his fans the show that they deserve.”
In regards to recording the new albums, Cee-Lo Green told MTV earlier this week that fans can expect a new Gnarls Barkley album to come out. However, TheSource caught up with Green, who clarified his statements that a new Goodie Mob album will come forth before that LP.
“Let me clear this up now, that comment was made very casually I’m actually planning on completing a Goodie Mob album first,” he tells TheSource.com. “So I am working on both of them, in a very calm moderate kind of way. You know we absolutely have the creative drive to do Goodie Mob, and we already started Gnarls Barkley about a year go so I’d like to right that statement.”
The final two episodes of NBC’s “The Voice” will be aired live next week from Los Angeles. Roc Nation rapper, J.Cole, will continue to be the opening act for Rihanna.