Cee Lo Green Leaving The Voice For GoodBy: Daryl Nelson - February 19, 2014
Cee Lo Green’s career has been an interesting one to say the least.
For one, he had instant success with his 90s group The Goodie Mob, when they released their now classic album Soul Food.
And after that Green had an impressive run as a solo artist in the early thousands, but that part of his career didn’t peak until he made the song “Forget You” with Bruno Mars. And scoring a prime time TV gig with The Voice didn’t hurt him either.
So it’ll be interesting to see where his career goes from here, because Green just announced that he’s leaving The Voice once and for all, and he has no plans of returning, he said.
“I’m not coming back guys,” said Green, when he sat down with Ellen DeGeneres recently.
But the Atlanta native says that he won’t be leaving the TV world for good, because he has some projects that are currently in development. “I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC,” he explained. “I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year, but yeah, I’m going to miss The Voice too.”
Green, along with Christina Aguilera, have left the show before, only to be temporarily replaced by R&B singer Usher and pop artist Shakira. But this time Green will be gone for good, although there has been no word yet if Aguilera plans to return or not.
There’s a good chance that Green wants to focus more on his singing career, as he’s developed a huge Las Vegas show that’s done pretty well and he just announced that he and Brian Burton–also known as Danger Mouse–will be re-establishing Gnarls Barkley, which is the group who created the 2006 hit “Crazy.”
Plus, Green says that he doesn’t want people to get sick of seeing him on television. “I don’t want to wear out my welcome there,” he said.
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