CeeLo Green appeared on “The Steve Harvey Show” Tuesday and addressed the 2012 incident that led to his exit from “The Voice” and a public legal battle.
“Thank you for an opportunity to address it here,” Green said to Harvey. “I’m fortunate to still have fans who are forgiving and understanding. We are human beings and we make mistakes but I am not my mistakes. I am here, humbled and humanized and with a heartfelt new album that really does address the wisdom and understanding that I got out of the experience. So I’m very fortunate for that.”
In 2014, Green, avoided jail time by pleading no contest to one felony count of furnishing Ecstasy to a woman while dining at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant.
After entering his plea in 2014, Green added fuel to the fire by posting a series of messages on Twitter, including one that read: “Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
Another tweet said: “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.”
Green later posted an apology, but the statements led to the cancellation of his TBS reality series “The Good Life” and several concert appearances.
On Harvey’s show, Green apologized “to anyone I may have offended,” and said he and the woman have not spoken recently, but the last time they did was “amicable.”
“The last time that we did was amicable. We walked away from it,” he said. “Really unfortunate, inconvenient for both of us. We both agreed we would like to resume back to real life, it was something that was blown out of proportion. I’m not even at liberty to be so detailed about it, but like I said, it was amicable.”
Green was on the show to promote his new album, “Heart Blanche,” which was released in November.
He did not address whether he would return to “The Voice,” though in October he expressed interest in doing so.