Cee Lo Green has not yet been invited back to THE VOICE.
But the hip hop star says he would love to reclaim his revolving red chair.
“I will gladly go back it they’ll have me,” he told me yesterday during a press conference in Pasadena California.
The “Forget You” singer will not be a part of the show’s upcoming sixth cycle this spring. He and Christina Aguilera will be replaced by Usher and Shakira (who also assumed coaching duties in season 4).
NBC typically has options on the six coaches and likes to wait until the last possible moment to exercise them.
Cee Lo — who plans to record a new CD this year with Gnarls Barkley — says he wants to return to the job the job that made him famous to take care of unfinished business.
“The only thing that jades me just a bit about THE VOICE is that we have yet to discover and unleash to the world the new, the next big thing and true star on the big stage,” he admitted. “And I would like to be responsible for that. But at this point, I would be glad for anyone, for the show in general to be responsible for that.”
In the meantime, Cee Lo, 38, has reunited with his group Goodie Mob (featuring childhood pals Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo) for a new TBS reality series called CEE LO GREEN’S THE GOOD LIFE.
The loosely scripted show was inspired, in part, by Larry David’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, he said: “It’s truly the art imitating the life.”
None of the other VOICE coaches will appear on camera.