Cee-Lo believes the music created by Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and Megan Thee Stallion is their way of crying out for attention.
During an interview with UK’s Far Out Magazine, Cee-Lo opened up about his love for old school pop culture music. But amid the conversation, Cee-Lo inserted his two cents on the current direction of the musical genre, saying that there is a time and place for adult content. He suggested that Nicki Minaj should be using her platform to influence in a “constructive” manner.
“Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate,” the singer said. With Cardi and Meg’s latest sexually driven single, WAP, Cee-Lo added that Cardi and Meg’s sexual driven lyrics and videos are what got them into their current positions.
“Attention is also a drug and competition is around,” Cee-Lo said. “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?”
It’s doubtful that Cee-Lo will get any “attention” from the women of hip-hop over his recent criticism of their artwork. Still, Black Twitter wasted no time pointing out Cee-Lo past transgressions, which included allegations of rape.