Atlanta-native CeeLo Green had a firm opinion to share about some of the rap industry top-charting women including Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj.
CeeLo Green Talks Morality
In a recent interview with Far Out magazine on Sunday (Aug.9), CeeLo spoke on artists sexualizing themselves in their music, asserting that there should be a “time and a place” for “adult content” in music. He also called these types of songs “shameless” and said they need morality.
“A lot of music today is miserable and disappointing on a personal and moral level,” he said. “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.”
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TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ _____________________________________ #Roommates, #CeeLoGreen has been part of the music industry for many years, and his style is quite unique in comparison to other artists. While he hasn't spoken on that much, he makes it clear that he does not agree with the adult content that is included in music now during an interview with @faroutmagazine. _____________________________________ While appreciating the feeling of music in the 60's and 70's CeeLo says music doesn't feel the same in this era. He says most of today's music lacks morals, and names female artists, like #NickiMinaj, as a source of influence for today's artists. _____________________________________ "A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level," he says. "There was once a time when we were savvy enough to code certain things. We could express to those that it was meant for the style of language we used. But now music is shameless, it—click the link in our bio to read more! (📸: @gettyimages)
Green name-dropped Cardi and Megan, questioning the nature of their sexually charged music. “Attention is also a drug and competition is around,” CeeLo says. “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 inquires that “it comes at what cost?.”
CeeLo’s statements about Cardi and Megan come days after the duo dropped their track “Wap,” with its accompanying video. The visual, which has been keeping social media abuzz, dropped on Aug. 6 and has over 60 million views on YouTube.
Safaree Remix ”BAD”
The track has been so popular in fact that Safaree Samuels has decided to remix the song. Less than 72 hours after Cardi B’s new “WAP” single premiered with his remix. “BAD,” which stands for “Big A** D*ck” Dropped Monday (Aug.10), and the record will show it is not safe for work by any means.
— @IAMSAFAREE (@IAMSAFAREE) August 10, 2020
CeeLo went on to speak about Nicki Minaj’s platform, influence, and her position as a role model. “You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence,” he adds. “Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”