CeeLo Green has dropped a bombshell on Ellen DeGeneres and her TV audience. The rapper turned reality TV star surprised the talk show host when he said, “I’m not coming back at all,” referring to his red spinning chair on NBC’s The Voice singing competition series.
The announcement came during an interview on Wednesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show after Lionel Richie, who DeGeneres was interviewing about his upcoming tour, introduced Green, who will join him on the tour.
DeGeneres asked Green what else he is doing besides the tour when Green stated, “I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC. 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. I’m not coming back, guys.”
After realizing what he had said, Green added, “I didn’t mean to drop the bomb today.”
“I’m going to miss The Voice, too. I’m not coming back, guys.”
Green claims his departure stems from two concerns, “I don’t want to wear out my welcome. I have so many other things I want to do — I haven’t released an album in four years.”
Green along with Christina Aguilera are the only two original judges who have taken a break during the series’ six cycle run while Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have appeared as judges in every season. Shakira and Usher have stepped in to replace Green and Aguilera during their absences last spring and the upcoming season six, set to debut on NBC on Monday.
During an annual television panelist Q&A in January to discuss his summer TBS reality series, CeeLo Green’s The Good Life, Green expressed his interest in returning to the show stating, “Yes, I will gladly go back if they have me.”
However, he was quick to add, “But I will say, I’m human and I have other ambitions that I want to see through that will require my undivided attention. And so with that being said, sometimes it becomes questionable.”
Author: Buddy Iahn
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