The gloves are off and The Voice’s Cee-Lo Green is fighting mad over some of the messages he’s been receiving regarding his last artist, rocker Juliet Simms. But Cee-Lo’s rage wasn’t just about the hateful comments about Simms. It was also aimed at the celebrity endorsements some contestants–namely Team Adam Levine‘s Tony Lucca–have received that may cost Juliet the competition.
“Yo I don’t give a f*ck about what u think of me but @julietsimmsall sang with pneumonia tonight SHE WINS regardless. I refuse to buy votes,” Cee-Lo tweeted on his official Twitter account. “If heart& soul doesn’t matter and celebrity friends tweeting for you does then f*ck it all @JulietSimmsALL I will sign her myself AND I CAN.”
Cee-Lo’s Twitter rant brought on more hateful comments which made the “Forget You” singer start to reply one by one. “Excuse me b*tch” and “Shut the f*ck up,” he said in the profanity-laced tweets. It all came to a head when Cee-Lo dropped a bomb on the Twitterverse by throwing a death threat his haters’ way. “I reply back to cowards on twitter cause I’m not one! I hate haters and wish death on you and your loved ones kids too.”
After seeing the shock that followed the tweet, he deleted it and posted an apology. “I apologize u know better then [sic] to take it literally. just soooo sick of people f*cking with me wanted that tweet to cut like u cut me.”
Although none have gone as far as Cee-Lo has regarding their frustration over Lucca’s celebrity endorsements (which include fellow Mickey Mouse Club star Justin Timberlake and pop sensation Justin Bieber), it’s not the first time a coach has brought this up. After panning Tony as “one dimensional,” former Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera commented that she didn’t want the competition to be a “celebrity sway kind of thing” and hopes that it remains about the voice.
When a fan pointed out to Cee-Lo that the famous Justins were campaigning for Lucca to win and asked who he has for Juliet, he replied: “all we have is talent and fate. Even if it caused tony to win miraculously it wouldn’t be respectable in my book.”
The finale of The Voice airs tonight (May 8).