I’m sure you’ve heard about Cee Lo Green changing the lyrics to John Lennon’s song Imagine from “Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too” to “Nothing to kill or die for, And all religion’s true.” That is rightly getting him criticized and he posted this lame excuse to his Twitter account:
“Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all.”
And if the line he deleted was contrary to that message, or the line he inserted helped get that message across, one might be able to buy that. But that’s nonsense. And he made it worse by babbling like an idiot in other Twitter messages, which he later deleted. The Huffington Post still has them, however.
I meant all faith or belief is valid…that’s all
That’s positively idiotic. And the exact opposite of what John Lennon intended with the song. Why decide to sing that song, with its virtually infamous viewpoint, if you feel the need to say the exact opposite of what Lennon said?
muthafucker u don’t know john or me! And I’m pro choice! Fuck religion its about faith
Which has nothing to do with anything relevant to the situation.
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