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Pharrell Says "The Powers That Be" Kept Cee Lo Green From Originally Releasing "Happy"

(AllHipHop News) Pharrell’s 2013-2014 has been a phenomenal run of artistic and commercial success with the smash hit “Happy” as the crown jewel. However, according to Pharrell, this year of dominance could very well have been Cee Lo Green’s.

While appearing on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, Pharrell revealed that “Happy” was originally intended for Cee Lo Green and Green actually even recorded to the song. Although, Green expressed interest in releasing the record, Pharrell stated other forces kept him from doing so:

The powers that be at the time did not see it fit for him. There was a much bigger agenda. He had bigger fish to fry. He had an album coming out.

Pharrell’s version of “Happy” was released commercially on the Despicable Me soundtrack in June 2013. Four months later, the Los Angeles Police Department reinvestigated an alleged rape case involving Cee Lo Green. This would not be the first time Pharrell has replaced Cee Lo Green, presumably due to his court case. Less than a month ago, Pharrell was announced as the replacement for Cee Lo Green on NBC’s The Voice.

Check out Pharrell speak on “Happy” and Cee Lo Green’s situation on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show below:

  • And just like that, Cee Lo is awarded the second L of the Summer.
    The first L was awarded to Future for his atrocious vocal performance on the cringe-worthy Trophy.

  • David Gonz

    MY BOJANGLES 2014 . THEY DECIDED THIS NIGGA NEEDED TO SHUCK AND JIVE AND KEEP C LO MORE OF A HOUSE KNEE GROW. HES GOT THE HAT, WHERES THE CANE???

    • Django 2Chainz

      Bro you sound dumb as hell

      • David Gonz

        KEEP SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL BUCK DANCING KNEE GROW THN I DONT CARE

      • Django 2Chainz

        WTF Are you talkin bout… you sound mad stupid… Of all the pple out there thats really cooning & making the culture look bad you mad at Pharrell…Why cause he being successful, or because he one of the few pple making real music?? smh

      • David Gonz

        NO CUZ HES BRINGING BACK SHUCK AND JIVE LOL. DANCE, SNAP, SMILE FOR THE WHITEMAN.

      • golder1

        Nothing about that song is shuck and jive. You obviously dont know what that means. Go and check the history of artist in the 50’s & 60’s who were considered shucking and jiving

      • David Gonz

        dancing for 24 hours while smiling with a silly hat on is shuck and jiving my nigga

      • golder1

        You do sound dumb!

  • ursocalledgod

    these silly ass hats need to go for real bruh! shit is clown worthy.

    • David Gonz

      ITS PART OF THE BOJANGLE COSTUME.

  • atlantahiphopshop

    Pharell stole this song, period. The Ceelo thing is a distraction. He stole this whole idea from a small fish.

    • Django 2Chainz

      You calling Cee Lo a Small fish??

    • golder1

      How did he steal something Ceelo never owned. And Green is far from a small fish

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