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Cee Lo Green dropped from music festival

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Cee Lo Green dropped from music festival

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GRETNA, Louisiana (AP) – Cee Lo Green has been dropped as the headline act of an annual Louisiana music festival following his brush with the law.

The Grammy-winning singer, rapper and producer was scheduled to headline the Gretna Heritage Festival in Gretna, Louisiana, Sunday, October 5. Festival officials said in a news release yesterday that he’ll be replaced by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Green pleaded no contest last week to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to probation and community service. Times-Picayune reports.

Green’s subsequent comments via Twitter prompted festival organisers to drop him.

Green left the NBC show The Voice after he was charged.