The Recording Academy didn't mind giving props to Cee Lo for his breakout hit "F--k You," but will they let him perform the F-bomb laden song at the Grammys come February?
Well, you might want to cover your kids' ears. Because if Cee Lo had his say, he'd be crooning the cussin' version...
"Of course, I prefer the original. I'm an adult and I prefer adult entertainment," Cee Lo said last night following the Grammy Nominations Concert at Nokia Live.
That being said, he understands that version isn't exactly family-friendly.
"But everybody will be watching the Grammys so I'll do the one that's appropriate for everyone, which is probably the cleaner one," he explained. "It's just a privilege to perform either of the versions. They're all alternatives and they're all equally great."
In fact, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said it wasn't the Grammys that would make Cee-Lo censor himself, but ABC, which is under FCC decency regulations.
At least Cee Lo has a few variations to choose from. The official cuss-free track is called "Forget You," and he's also substituted in "Eff You" and even "Fox News," which Green performed on The Colbert Report.
And if he needs some help with a clean version, he could always ask Gwyneth Paltrow, who performed a PG-rated version on Glee.
"I was pleasantly surprised," he said of her rendition. "She did a great job."