Cee Lo Green says drug allegations were ‘blown out of proportion’

Gnarls Barkley singer was charged with drugs possession in 2012

Cee Lo Green has addressed his 2012 drugs arrest, describing the situation as being “blown out of proportion”.

Gnarls Barkley singer Green escaped jail time last year after pleading no contest to drugs charges. Rape allegations were dropped due to a lack of evidence.

The singer was later forced to apologise after tweeting controversial remarks about rape immediately after the trial.


As well as saying that the case had been “blown out of proportion”, Green told The Steve Harvey Show: “We are human beings and we make mistakes, but I am not my mistakes. I am here, humbled and humanised and with a heartfelt new album that really does address the wisdom and understanding that I got out of the experience. So I’m very fortunate for that.”


The singer was accused of secretly slipping ecstasy into the drink of his dinner date at a sushi restaurant in July 2012, and was sentenced to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 360 hours of community service.

Green later apologised for tweets he posted about rape, describing his comments as “highly irresponsible”.

CeeLo Green recently released his new solo album ‘Heart Blanche’ and has said that he wants to record a new Gnarls Barkley album.

Speaking in an interview with Radio.com in October, Green said: “I just talked to [Danger Mouse] last night. I told him, ‘This is the next thing we should do.’ I know he’s about to do the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album. I hope he does great with that, but I said, ‘Hey, I need you to be able to split your attention. We need another Gnarls album and so do the people.'”