Cee Lo Green changes John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ lyrics to push pro-religion views

The singer sang "all religion is true" during his NYE performance in New York

Cee Lo Green has come under fire for changing the lyrics to John Lennon‘s ‘Imagine’ when he performed the song on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York.

Instead of singing “and no religion too” he changed the words to state almost the exact opposite, singing the line “all religion is true”, in his own rendition.

His move saw John Lennon fans take to Twitter to express their outrage at the ‘bastardized’ version. Billboard reported that after the incident, Cee Lo Green took to his own Twitter account to apologise, saying: “Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all.” However, this message was swiftly deleted.


Last year Cee Lo Green was cast as Wu Tang Clan rapper Raekwon‘s father in a new biopic.

Raekwon has been putting together the biopic, which is based around his early life in Staten Island, New York and told XXL Magazine that he has almost finished the script and has cast around 60% of the roles.

The film, which is titled C.R.E.A.M. after the 1993 Wu Tang Clan single, does not have a start date for filming or a confirmed studio, but Raekwon has said “it will definitely be in theatres”.

Watch Cee Lo Green‘s performance below: