As a pop star parent, is it appropriate to sing the F-word if you have young kids who will hear it? Cee-Lo Green thinks it’s absolutely A-okay!
It seems like virtually everyone has heard Cee-Lo Green‘s smash single “F*** You” (aka “Forget You”). Even the singer’s 10-year-old son Kingston. (Oops.) This morning, on the Today show, Daddy Cee-Lo explained how he gets around the four-letter issue at home.
But no worries, 36-year-old Cee-Lo says his little guy is not allowed to drop the F bomb, just listen to it. Do you think it’s okay for the children of musicians to listen to their not-so-appropriate songs?
Cee-Lo says Kingston knows not to take the song too seriously, but just to let loose and have fun with it! “Everyone’s kind of in on the joke. He knows that it’s tongue in cheek,” Cee-Lo says of his son. “I don’t think that’s the version that he listens to more often than the alternative, but I did let them hear the original song initially. And we all laughed about it.” Sounds like Kingston would rather sing Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Glee smash-up than the real deal!
“I’ve got a very bright young man for a son. He’s going to be just fine,” Cee-Lo explains. “But I would like to be the one that’s honest with him before this harsh reality is going to become so unapologetic. So I want to be the one he learns the ropes from.” We respect that, it’s a good idea to introduce your children to what you do instead of them hearing about it from someone else.
On The Today Show, Cee-Lo explains that he will be performing a “half and half” version of the song at the Grammy Awards this coming Sunday, Feb. 13 — with his new favorite sidekick, Gwyneth! Shockingly though, he still can’t believe so many people love what he calls his “cute as a button” tune. “I didn’t expect it to see the light of day,” he tells Today. “It reminds people of the time when rock and roll was illegal, when they wouldn’t show Elvis from the waste down.” Well then people must love being rebellious because we can’t get enough of his catchy song!