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CeeLo Green has apologized to Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Nicki Minaj after questioning their musical content.

The 45-year-old singer took to his Instagram on Wednesday morning to post a lengthy statement to address the controversy and to make amends with the three rappers.

The controversy began when he told Far Out magazine that he was questioning whether the trio of female rappers should be considered as role models due to the ‘shameless’ content of their music.

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Taking it back: CeeLo Green (seen in 2012) has apologized to Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Nicki Minaj after questioning their musical content

Taking it back: CeeLo Green (seen in 2012) has apologized to Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Nicki Minaj after questioning their musical content

Taking it back: CeeLo Green (seen in 2012) has apologized to Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Nicki Minaj after questioning their musical content

Dynamic duo: Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B seen in their hit WAP music video

Dynamic duo: Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B seen in their hit WAP music video

Dynamic duo: Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B seen in their hit WAP music video 

Wow factor: Nicki Minaj seen in June 2017

Wow factor: Nicki Minaj seen in June 2017

Wow factor: Nicki Minaj seen in June 2017

The Atlanta native said: ‘A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level.

‘There was once a time when we were savvy enough to code certain things. We could express to those it was meant for with the style of language we used. But now music is shameless, it is sheer savagery.’

The F*** You hitmaker did not hold back as he continued to slam them for their sexual expression going so far as to call them desperate.

CeeLo explained: ‘It’s problematic, we suffer from it because there are those that have nothing to do with it, but it is assumed of everyone. You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence. Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.

'A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level': The controversy began when Green (seen in 2006) told Far Out magazine that he was questioning whether the trio of female rappers should be considered as role models due to the 'shameless' content of their music

'A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level': The controversy began when Green (seen in 2006) told Far Out magazine that he was questioning whether the trio of female rappers should be considered as role models due to the 'shameless' content of their music

‘A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level’: The controversy began when Green (seen in 2006) told Far Out magazine that he was questioning whether the trio of female rappers should be considered as role models due to the ‘shameless’ content of their music

‘Attention is also a drug and competition is around…Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all, [but] it comes at what cost?’ 

CeeLo released a social media statement on Wednesday as he said there was a ‘misunderstanding’ about his comments and that he is actually a ‘fan’ of Cardi, Megan and Nicki.

He wrote: ‘I know most of them personally and consider Cardi & Offset family. Therefore, I would never disrespect them by any means. I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women…and professionals.’

'I would never disrespect them': The 45-year-old singer (seen in 2013) took to his Instagram on Wednesday morning to post a lengthy statement to address the controversy and to make amends with the three rappers

'I would never disrespect them': The 45-year-old singer (seen in 2013) took to his Instagram on Wednesday morning to post a lengthy statement to address the controversy and to make amends with the three rappers

‘I would never disrespect them’: The 45-year-old singer (seen in 2013) took to his Instagram on Wednesday morning to post a lengthy statement to address the controversy and to make amends with the three rappers

‘I wholeheartedly apologize to each of them for the inconvenience they have been caused due to a snippet of my interview being used as a headline, and in turn creating controversy and disconnect between me and these ladies as well as their fans.

‘Know that I support everyone who is part of our community & culture. Always have and always will!’ 

He also called himself an ‘advocate of artistic freedom and expression’ in the Instagram post. 

Not pleased: Several fans came to Megan, Cardi, and Nicki's defense pointing out CeeLo's raunchy lyrics

Not pleased: Several fans came to Megan, Cardi, and Nicki's defense pointing out CeeLo's raunchy lyrics

Not pleased: Several fans came to Megan, Cardi, and Nicki’s defense pointing out CeeLo’s raunchy lyrics

Huffington Post editor Philip Lewis wrote: 'If CeeLo has never had anything about "adult content" coming from male rappers, then this is just sexism'

Huffington Post editor Philip Lewis wrote: 'If CeeLo has never had anything about "adult content" coming from male rappers, then this is just sexism'

Huffington Post editor Philip Lewis wrote: ‘If CeeLo has never had anything about “adult content” coming from male rappers, then this is just sexism’

Not happy: Twitter was full of many users who criticized CeeLo over the interview

Not happy: Twitter was full of many users who criticized CeeLo over the interview

Not happy: Twitter was full of many users who criticized CeeLo over the interview 

CeeLo concluded: ‘Much love to all of the female artists who are running the game and handling their business. With Love, Lo.’ 

After the initial interview, fans came to Megan, Cardi, and Nicki’s defense pointing out CeeLo’s raunchy lyrics and his comments about issues including consent.

Huffington Post editor Philip Lewis wrote: ‘If CeeLo has never had anything about “adult content” coming from male rappers, then this is just sexism’

Causing a commotion: Megan and Cardi recently released WAP - which reached No. 1 on the US iTunes chart Friday - contains provocative lyrics that centers on sexual female empowerment with some very rude innuendos for sex, prompting a strong reaction from fans and haters alike

Causing a commotion: Megan and Cardi recently released WAP - which reached No. 1 on the US iTunes chart Friday - contains provocative lyrics that centers on sexual female empowerment with some very rude innuendos for sex, prompting a strong reaction from fans and haters alike

Causing a commotion: Megan and Cardi recently released WAP – which reached No. 1 on the US iTunes chart Friday – contains provocative lyrics that centers on sexual female empowerment with some very rude innuendos for sex, prompting a strong reaction from fans and haters alike

 Megan and Cardi recently released WAP – which reached No. 1 on the US iTunes chart Friday – contains provocative lyrics that centers on sexual female empowerment with some very rude innuendos for sex, prompting a strong reaction from fans and haters alike.

In the video, the pair bared flesh in a number of barely-there outfits sending viewers into meltdown. 

It has only been five days since the world premiere but the music video has already amassed over 71million views on YouTube.

CeeLo’s comments came at an intesting time as recently Cardi B seemed to declare Nicki Minaj,  37, is the ‘one female rapper that dominated for a very long time’, albeit without specifically naming her rival, during a recent interview with Apple Music’s Nadeska Alexis.

Unexpected compliment: CeeLo's comments came at an interesting time as Cardi B seemed to declare Nicki as the 'one female rapper that dominated for a very long time' in recent memory, during a recent interview with Apple Music; Cardi pictured in January

Unexpected compliment: CeeLo's comments came at an interesting time as Cardi B seemed to declare Nicki as the 'one female rapper that dominated for a very long time' in recent memory, during a recent interview with Apple Music; Cardi pictured in January

Unexpected compliment: CeeLo’s comments came at an interesting time as Cardi B seemed to declare Nicki as the ‘one female rapper that dominated for a very long time’ in recent memory, during a recent interview with Apple Music; Cardi pictured in January

‘There was one female rapper that dominated for a very long time. And she did pretty good. She’s been still dominating,’ said the 27-year-old hitmaker, while recalling female MCs from her childhood. 

‘When I was younger, when I was eight… No wait, I’m lying. When I was six, seven, eight, there was a lot different female rappers. And then there was a time that there was no female rappers at all,’ she explained.

‘I have to keep replaying songs from the early 2000s. I have to keep replaying it, replaying it, replaying it because for a while there wasn’t no female rapper.’  

Dominated: 'There was one female rapper that dominated for a very long time. And she did pretty good. She¿s been still dominating,' said the 27-year-old, while recalling female MCs from her childhood; Nicki Minaj pictured pre-fight in 2018

Dominated: 'There was one female rapper that dominated for a very long time. And she did pretty good. She¿s been still dominating,' said the 27-year-old, while recalling female MCs from her childhood; Nicki Minaj pictured pre-fight in 2018

Dominated: ‘There was one female rapper that dominated for a very long time. And she did pretty good. She’s been still dominating,’ said the 27-year-old, while recalling female MCs from her childhood; Nicki Minaj pictured pre-fight in 2018

But then, presumably, Nicki Minaj came along and took back the scene for female rappers, in the early 2010s.

Cardi explained that audiences ‘never know if there is ever going to be a drought’ in rap music and it’s impossible to predict ‘when people get tired of all the female rappers.’

‘Or people just stop… I don’t know, promoting them. Cause I don’t know what happened in that, in a time period. But there [were no female rappers] at all for a hot minute.

‘So you just never know the prediction. Maybe there will be a lot. Maybe there’s going to be a time that people just get tired of it. And then there might be another rapper that just come and just take it over. You just never know, you know what I’m saying? We never know,’ concluded the Money rapper. 

Ouch: They shocked the pop culture sphere in 2018 when they erupted into an unforgettable brawl at a New York Fashion Week party; Cardi pictured post-fight in 2018

Ouch: They shocked the pop culture sphere in 2018 when they erupted into an unforgettable brawl at a New York Fashion Week party; Cardi pictured post-fight in 2018

Ouch: They shocked the pop culture sphere in 2018 when they erupted into an unforgettable brawl at a New York Fashion Week party; Cardi pictured post-fight in 2018

 The comments came just two years after they shocked the pop culture sphere in 2018 when they erupted into an unforgettable brawl at a New York Fashion Week party.

Cardi and Nicki met on the music video set for rap group Migos’ song Motorsport in 2017, in which they both featured.

There infamous fight broke out during New York Fashion Week’s annual Harper’s Bazaar Icons party held at The Plaza Hotel.  

Unpredictable: Cardi explained that audiences 'never know if there is ever going to be a drought' in rap music and it's impossible to predict 'when people get tired of all the female rappers'; Cardi pictured in 2019

Unpredictable: Cardi explained that audiences 'never know if there is ever going to be a drought' in rap music and it's impossible to predict 'when people get tired of all the female rappers'; Cardi pictured in 2019

Unpredictable: Cardi explained that audiences ‘never know if there is ever going to be a drought’ in rap music and it’s impossible to predict ‘when people get tired of all the female rappers’; Cardi pictured in 2019

A video surfaced that evening that reportedly showed the contentious pair engaging in a physical back-and-forth that may or may not have involved Cardi hurling a red high heel in Nicki’s direction. 

Following the blowout, both, Cardi and Nicki, spoke out publicly and attempted to shift blame onto one another. 

But, nearly two-years later, the musicians have been unusually tight lipped when it comes to their feelings towards one another. 

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