Cee Lo Green didn’t want to feel like he was working on NBC’s The Voice, despite his multi-million dollar paycheck.
The music hit-maker, who was replaced by Pharrell after resigning, says he appreciated his time on the hit show, but knew it was time to step away.
"It easily and quickly became a job," Green told Us Weekly on the reason he left. "Very, very obligating… Taxing and tiring… I still tip my hat to Adam and Blake and those guys who continuously do it, but I think I ran my course there just naturally."
"Amicably, we parted ways," he continued. "I've got some very great memories there. It really has everything to do with me having the leverage to go elsewhere and be a success as well."
Green was one of the four original members when The Voice launched in 2011 — Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera, who is sitting out the new season to focus on motherhood, are the other three.