CeeLo Green has been flying under the radar since being accused of sexual battery by a former girlfriend and getting the boot from “The Voice.” Most likely inspired by Kanye West or Donald Trump, Green found a way to get back in the headlines in a big way – pull a stunt. Some say all publicity is good publicity – but pulling a stunt where you had a phone blow up on your face, might be too much for some of your supporters.
Late Saturday, Mr. Green or at least someone who looks like him was featured in a surveillance video sitting down in a music studio, holding a phone, and having a conversation. The “Bright Lights Bigger City” singer spun his chair around to keep talking when smoke started coming out of the phone. The smoke kept growing, and eventually the phone exploded in his face.
The “Wildflower” artist falls to the floor and lays there for several seconds unresponsive, and the clip cuts off.
The clip went viral, and countless fans of the musicians rushed to share messages of concern and well wishes. One person said that he hopes that someone took Green to the hospital and added that he was praying for the star. Another commenter blasted Samsung by saying that they are sure that Green was using a Galaxy Note 7, famous for blowing up.
A few famous names also took to social media to ask for prayers for Green. With so many people reaching out to Green, he was forced to issue a statement explaining that he was well. He said: “I just want to let everybody know that I am alive, and I’m well and I’m OK. Truthfully, I’m really upset that anybody had to be emotionally disturbed by what they saw today.”
Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, went on to say that he did not intend to alarm his fans, but the video is part of a music project. He added: “Actually, what you saw today was a clip from a smaller video that we were shooting for a new project I’m doing called Gnarly Davidson. It’s supposed to set up and introduce the new character identity, you know what I’m saying?” Green concluded by: “I’m still gonna release the music, though,” he added. “But first and foremost, for everybody that love me and care about me, I just want to say that I’m OK … I just want to thank everybody for their love and support and concern.”
The statement has angered many people who slammed Green for playing with their emotions.