R&B singer CeeLo Green distanced himself Tuesday night from a stream of questionable posts about rape and sexual consent deleted from his Twitter account and apologized for the “idiotic” comments.
I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe.
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014
Buzzfeed archived the deleted tweets, which included “if someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent” and “women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
The tweets appear to be related to Green pleading no contest to a felony drug charge Friday.
Green allegedly gave ecstasy to a woman at a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles, and Green’s attorney said his client had consensual sex with that woman, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors had declined to press a rape charge.
The Grammy-winning singer was sentenced to three years of probation plus community service for the drug offense.
Making matters worse for Green, TBS confirmed Wednesday that the network was canceling Green’s reality show “The Good Life.” Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the decision was based on ratings rather than Green’s disputed tweets, however.
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