I've been a die-hard Cee Lo fan since I heard him on"Git Up Git Out" on OutKast's1994 Southernplayalisticadillacmuzikdebut. A few weeks ago, he scored a viral hit with his song "F**k You," anin-your-face, no holds barred diss to the girl who dumped him for the guy withmoney.
Everyone can appreciate Cee Lo's honesty. When someonedismisses you because you are broke, you don't wish them the best or want to bepolitically correct. You want to give them a proper expletive-filled send off.Even though this song is written from the male perspective, women can finallystop championing Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" as their break up anthem andmemorize the lyrics to this song.
The former Goodie Mob crooner just released the song's brilliantvideo thattakes on a slightly different theme. On the record, Cee Lo claims that "thechange in his pocket just wasn't enough" to hold the interest of his ex, but inthe video, the girl of his affection never gives him a shot.
Set in a '50s diner, the colorful video tracks Cee Lo'sunsuccessful pursuit of The Heartbreaker from their youth throughout college.
Though Cee Lo has crossed the ethical lines in an openingscene by having an apparent elementary school age boy lip syncing the song'sexplicit chorus, it is at the same time hilarious and emphasizes hisdeep-rooted pain.
The boy is so troubled that he uses the inappropriate languagein front of his parents, prompting his mother to swat his face in shame.
It's obvious why little Cee Lo is so attracted to the gradeschool Heartbreaker who has the sass and smile of Willow Smith, the daughter of superstars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Cee Lo's childhood crush lingered to high school, and onlylead him to more embarrassing let downs.
The Heartbreaker has grown even prettier, and is stillenjoying taunting him. Cee Lo is a glutton, incapable of resisting herpunishment.
His story becomes pathetic by the time they reach college.Her dismissive ways turn into public humiliation which pushes Cee Lo over theedge and deeper into his music.
The guy who never had a chance has evolved into The LadyKiller, an in-demand musician with three sexy background singers and a flashyride. He no longer needs to work in the diner. He actually now has enough moneyto impress the Heartbreaker, who, ironically has taken on a maintenance job attheir old hangout spot.
But thank God, Cee Lo has moved on. He won't try to save herdespite his past feelings.
Success is always the best form of payback.
- Cee Lo