Cee-Lo is getting a huge response to his new "Fuck You" track (slash single?). Almost immediately after it blew up online, G-Unit leader, 50 Cent, put out his own version of the song, adding his rhymes to the original song. Cee-Lo was not only impressed by 50's quick turnaround time, but the Goodie Mob member says he was flattered.
With the "F— You" video continuing to gain speed online, Cee Lo and his team are scrambling to keep up. The dancing-words clip racked up
1.7 million 2.8 million YouTube plays so far (on just Cee-Lo's account, not including the clones) but Cee-Lo says the video is just a "place-holder," as he plans to put out a proper video soon (although he refuses to give any details about it). Cee-Lo also recorded a profanity-free radio version (everyone was wondering how it would get air play) to help the song's chances of getting on the air. "It's called 'Forget You,'" Cee-Lo says. "It's pretty close to the original, but not as effective. But it's politically correct." And while he had no part in creating 50 Cent's witty remix, Cee Lo is a fan. "It was flattering that he would take the liberty of joining in so quickly," he says. "I thought it was really cool."
50 Cent – "Fuck You" (Freestyle / Remix)
Cee-Lo – "Fuck You" (Original Track)