Cee Lo Dropped From Navy-Sponsored Event For Controversial Rape Tweets

(AllHipHop News) The fall out from Cee Lo Green’s controversial rape tweets continues. Cee Lo has been dropped from an upcoming performance because of the Goodie Mob member social media posts

Billboard is reporting Cee Lo was dropped from the line up for the United States Navy-sponsored Freedom Live event in Washington DC.

Freedom Live post a statement to its Facebook page about the cancellation. It reads it part:

Unfortunately, one of the performers we signed for the JBAB Freedom Live show on 20 September recently posted comments on social media that we consider to completely inconsistent with Navy core values. Regardless of intent or context, the lack of sensitivity towards an issue that is one of the great challenges facing our Navy is unacceptable.

As a result, we have made the decision to pull Cee Lo Green from the Freedom Live event on 20 September. Little Big Town, the main attraction for the event, will still perform as scheduled. We will announce as soon as possible a replacement opening act of the high quality that you expect and deserve.

Cee Lo received tremendous backlash after a series tweets about rape were posted to his Twitter account. He has since offered an apology for those statements.

The removal from the Freedom Live bill is the latest gig Cee Lo has lost. His show, The Good Life, was recently cancelled by TBS. The network insisted the decision to pull the unscripted show was because of bad ratings and not the recent controversy.

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