Cee Lo Green believes someone would try and shot him the minute he returned to his home town of Atlanta, Georgia.
Cee Lo Green thinks he would get shot if he returned to his hometown.
The 37-year-old singer insists violence has always been Common in Atlanta, Georgia, but believes it to be much worse these days.
He said: "Have I ever been shot at? Yes. Shot at, but not shot. I came from an environment where it's very common, shootings and violence.
"What's uncommon is you don't become a product of it. It hasn't happened for a while, but if I went back there - at home, in the neighbourhood - I could probably get shot at today.
"I'm pretty sure I could get shot at just as soon as I pulled up. It doesn't even have to be a certain hour of the day any more. These cats are on some broad daylight, random senseless s**t now. It's terrible. It's not like when I was growing up. There was honour among thieves then."
Cee Lo - who has a son Kingston with ex-wife Christina Johnson and was stepfathers to her daughters Sierra and Kalah - admitted he owns guns himself for "self-preservation".
He told Q magazine: "I definitely have a few guns, yeah - I'm all about self-preservation.
"One for the car, one for the home, another for the wife and kids... Well, the ex-wife and kids. She took a few of the weapons with her."