CeeLo Angers Twitter With His Rape and Consent Comments

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Singer CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, attends a hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court House on August 29, 2014 in Los Angeles

After CeeLo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles, the singer ran to Twitter and expressed a series of controversial messages about rape and consent…offending a number of followers in the process.

In a series of tweets Sunday night, he compared rape to a home invasion and implied that women can only be rape victims if they are conscious.

“When someone brakes on a home there is broken glass,” he wrote. “Where is your plausible proof anyone was raped?”

“Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” he added.

“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent.”

The singer and former “The Voice” coach temporarily deleted his Twitter account following the massive backlash.

Green pleaded no contest to slipping ecstasy to a woman in 2012. He was accused of secretly giving the drug to a woman while the two were dining together.

Even though Green’s lawyer said that any sexual relations the two had were consensual, she alleged that he spiked her drink and the “next thing” she knew, she woke up naked in her hotel room with him.

The plea allowed Green, 39, to maintain his innocence while not having to serve jail time, and he was sentenced to three years of probation and 360 hours of community service for the felony drug conviction. A sexual assault charge was not pursued by the prosecution, which cited lack of evidence.

One of his tweets addressed his no contest plea, in which he said, “so if I TRIED but did NOT succeed but the person said I DID then what really happened?”

Later, Green deleted the tweets and admitted to doing so when asked, saying, “yes I did. I will not allow that negative energy to loiter on my time line u still got it so keep it! I’m deleting this too”

Green then deactivated his Twitter account. According to Buzzfeed, he issued an apology of sorts before deleting the account:

Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context.

— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 1, 2014

I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it..

— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 1, 2014

…was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I’d never condone the harm of any women. Thank you.

— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 1, 2014
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