In case you missed it, the ‘Fuck You’ singer spoke to Far Out magazine, where he criticised the two chart-toppers as well as Nicki Minaj.
“A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level,” he said.
“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.”
He then name-checked the ‘WAP’ rappers, saying “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. … It comes at what cost?”
He also said Minaj, who arguably paved the way for both Cardi and Megan to succeed, saying she ” could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”
In a statement posted to social media earlier today, Green apologised for his comments and blamed the magazine for taking his words out of context.
“I would never disrespect them by any means. I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women… and professionals,” he wrote.
“I wholeheartedly apologise 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.”
Read his apology in full below.
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) August 12, 2020