CeeLo Green has spoken out to criticise the music created by Nicki Minaj and Cardi B who he suggested are crying out for attention at any cost.
The singer, who was exclusively speaking to Far Out when he began to discuss his love of old pop music, offered his thoughts on the current genre and, in his opinion, what it is lacking.
“We are adults. There should be a time and a place for adult content,” confided Green. “As adults and artists, we should at least attempt to be each other’s accountability partners in some regard,” he says. “The stereotypes that are celebrated and perpetuated, ultimately make the perception a reality. It is disenfranchising and it has caused a great deal of problems.”
CeeLo then exclusively told Far Out: “You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence. Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”
“Attention is also a drug and competition is around,” suggests the singer. “Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all but it comes at what cost?”
Green’s analysis arrives shortly after Cardi B released her explicit new song ‘WAP’, an acronym for ‘Wet-Ass Pussy. The track, which features fellow American rapper Megan Thee Stallion, was met by major commercial success as the material racked up millions of plays on all major streaming platforms.
The song is available to stream, below.