Cee-lo Green - Cee-lo Green Refuses To Apologize To Angry John Lennon Fans

Cee-lo Green has refused to apologise to die-hard John Lennon fans after he altered the lyrics to the legendary Lennon song 'Imagine' in his New Year's Eve performance of the song in Times Square. Cee Lo changed the words "nothing to kill or die for / and no religion too" to "nothing to kill or die for / and all religion's true." The Twitter user geekysteven argued that by changing the words, Green had altered the very meaning of the song, stating "The whole point of that lyric is that religion causes harm. If 'all [sic] relgion's true' it would be a pretty bleak place."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cee Lo responded to the criticism with a Twitter post 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." The tweet, was later deleted and replaced with "Happy new year everyone!!! Now playing: we just disagree [by] dave mason"; possibly an oblique reference to the disagreement between him and Lennon's fans. He went on to say that he was listening to THE BEATLES' 1966 song 'I'm Only Sleeping' this morning
Cee Lo Green's performance was part of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on the Nbc network. Other celebrities that took part in the broadcast included Justin Bieber, Ryan Seacrest and DIEGO TORRES.


Contactmusic

Tags: Cee-Lo Green - John Lennon - Dick Clark - NBC - Justin Bieber - Ryan Seacrest


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

LoubabyLindaB's picture

LoubabyLindaB

For God's sake the man is an artist quit complaining. How many singers change word's to song's? I would have to say a whole bunch. I truly enjoy hearing this man sing, it gets to my soul. He can sing to me any time.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1326375003

2 years 3 months ago
Report
View Comments

Random Axe of Kindless's picture

Random Axe of K...

He writes like crap and then decides to crap all over perfection.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1326374978

2 years 3 months ago
Report
View Comments

Cee-Lo Green Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Cee-Lo Green

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All