Published Oct 20, 2010Though yesterday (October 19) we told you about Cee-Lo Greens latest single Old-Fashioned, wed be lying if we said were over Fuck You, the first track leaked off his upcoming album The Lady Killer. But when we hear the radio-edit Forget You, we cant help but drop that f-bomb just a little bit louder sometimes even in front of our kids. Before you give us a lecture on our parenting skills, though, consider Cee-Los opinion on the matter. His kids have heard Fuck You, and hes totally fine with that.
In an interview with the L.A. Times, the singer explains that theres way more offensive things to worry about than his playful profanity.
"I have a ten-year-old," Green said. "And I think with the Internet and the entertainment industry being as it is, there is so much more accessible and unauthorized, and unapologetic, that we may as well be as honest with our kids. I wouldnt necessarily want my children to be naïve about anything."
Its the tone of the tune that has Green rationalizing his position. Between its laid-back pop melody and its message of getting past your problems, whatever they may be, Fuck You ultimately looks on the brighter side of life.
The song is about smiling in the face of adversity, and accepting and moving on. There's definitely a silver lining to it, he continued. Its just meant to be funny, really."
The Lady Killer comes out November 9, courtesy of Atlantic Records.