Cee-Lo Explains Controversial "Fuck You" Song

posted August 31, 2010 12:06:00 PM CDT | 20 comments

Cee-Lo Explains Controversial "Fuck You" Song

Cee-Lo says "Fuck You" is a work of art and radio play for the song wasn't thought of until after the song was released.

It has only been a matter of days since singer/rapper Cee-Lo Green released the controversial track “Fuck You” and the song is still being widely talked about both on and off the internet.

Cee-Lo recently spoke with the Associated Press about the song, which will be featured on his upcoming album The Lady Killer. In his interview with the AP, the Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley member explained that “Fuck You” is a work of art in his opinion.

"What I've tried to accomplish, like, is making art products ... so I still believe that (the song) can be classified as art because it's an original piece and the edge and alternative is there, and the integrity is intact," said Cee-Lo.

Although Cee-Lo wasn’t worried about radio play when “Fuck You” was initially released the song will in fact be put in rotation on radio stations across the country. The radio-friendly version of “Fuck You” will be titled “Forget You.”

"It wasn't like we were looking for it to be a radio hit of some sort,” Cee-Lo explained. “It was only until a short time after that we considered doing a clean version just in case.”

Cee-Lo’s solo album The Lady Killer will be released on December 7. 

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