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CeeLo Green

No Regrets

Over Passing on 'Happy'

5/7/2014 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

CeeLo Green HappyIt could have been CeeLo Green's voice stuck in your head singing the song "Happy," but he tells TMZ he has no regrets on passing on the most popular song around.

Our photog spotted Green at LAX on Tuesday, where we asked him about the hit song. Turns out, CeeLo recorded the catchy track first, but ultimately his label decided not to release it. You know how that turned out ...

CeeLo gives the diplomatic answer, but the way he pauses every now and again makes us think he realizes he passed on a goldmine. 

Also be sure to check out CeeLo's joke about his back. Pretty funny ...

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static    

That just supports my contention he has zero credibility to judge others talent when his own label says he sucks doing a song that's a huge hit for Pharrell a guy most people probably never heard of before.

136 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Liar lol

136 days ago
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Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!    

Ceelo is HAPPY with a double Big Mac in one hand and Triple Whopper in the other... Filet o fish to wash it down... Mmmmmm

136 days ago
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kimmi    

It works for Pharell because he's a genuine, cool, energetic and talented artist.
Coo low or what ever the little malignant dwarf is called would have turned it into some sort of follow up to eff you.

136 days ago
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Oldfart    

That dude looks like a burnt California raisin!

136 days ago
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6one9    

Life goes on!
Plus he has enough $$$$

136 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Not the catchiest tune I've ever heard, but a hit is a hit and nobody asked me what I thought. Good for the little guy in the Smokey Bear hat!

136 days ago
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HumanNature    

CEELO HAVE BIGGER "PROBLEMS" TO WORRY ABOUT LIKE THAT RAPE CHARGES THAT HE IS CURRENTLY FACING!!!!!

136 days ago
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zombie    

How about rape. Does he regret that? How about being a fat fvck? Any regrets on that?

136 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Get off the stage grandpa. Nobody wants to see the fat ass of a pedohile on their tv.

136 days ago
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01void    

Tmz can let cello know we're happy but not for him.

136 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Only a fool would pass on happy

136 days ago
13.

Rigby    

Lol I bet ceelos version would be better actually. Hmm that's a thinker ✌️

136 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

Pharell was a guest on Howard Stern last week and talked about this. Pharell himself said that Cee Lo's record company squashed "Happy" as they wanted him to concentrate on whatever project he was working on at the time. Cee Lo actually wanted to do it. Stern said that they all now must by "kicking themselves for passing on the song" to which Pharrell graciously answered that there might be some regrets.

136 days ago
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plum    

the song is getting annoying as all hell anyways.....do we really have to hear it every damn commercial break for the nba playoffs???

136 days ago
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