The Truth Behind CeeLo Green’s Exploding Phone Video
Fans of the famous singer and Hollywood music guru CeeLo Green were worried for a good few hours when news spread about him being a victim of an exploding phone. What seemed to be an authentic video footage of Green holding a phone that suddenly caught fire, spread online very recently, causing concern for the music magnate. As it turns out, it was all a publicity stunt, as per the confirmation of Green himself.
It does not come as a surprise that people initially bought the stunt, given that the phone in the footage, a Samsung Note 7, has been known to catch fire. A few months ago, a massive recall was done due to multiple cases of exploding Samsung Note 7 phones. In light of CeeLo Green’s admission of the publicity stunt, some people expressed their concern over such display for purposes of publicity. A number of Green’s own social media followers found the stunt to be in poor taste, while others were impressed with how convincing the footage was.
A few rumors went around regarding the motivation behind such outlandish prank. Some have speculated that it was part of a smear campaign to further drive down Samsung’s stock price. The rumors quickly died down after CeeLo made an official statement. He did apologize to his fans and everyone who actually thought he was gravely injured as a result of the explosion, as shown on the CCTV feed.
CeeLo Green further clarified that the entire point of the stunt was to introduce another character called Gnarly Davidson, and that he was upset by how people were emotionally affected by the video. He reiterated that he is in good physical condition and no part of his body was damaged in any way, shape, or form.
Green is no stranger to publicity stunts, especially with his chosen profession. His personality is also known to be very flamboyant and energetic, which translates to his amazing performances on stage. Over the years, CeeLo Green wore many hats; as a performer, record producer, businessman, and quite recently as a mentor for hopeful music artists who are looking to break through Hollywood barriers.
The stunt was a bit risque, but there is no denying that CeeLo Green still holds America’s interest regardless of what he is doing at any given time. Needless to say, the man continues to be a relevant influencer in Hollywood and his shenanigans, no matter how outrageous will always be a worthy headline.
Watch CeeLo Green’s apology below:
Did you believe CeeLo’s stunt was real? Share your thoughts in the comments.
More in Trending
Biological Mother of Zahara Jolie-Pitt Hopes to Reconnect with Daughter 12 Years After Adoption
Nearly 12 years after Zahara Jolie-Pitt was adopted by Angelina Jolie, the biological mother of the young girl from Ethiopia has...Jan 18, 2017
George Michael’s Cousin’s Growing Feud With Boyfriend Fadi Fawaz
Following George Michael’s death, it seems like there is a growing feud between his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz and the late singer’s...Jan 18, 2017
What To Expect at Donald Trump’s Inauguration Ceremony
Donald Trump will be sworn in officially as the 45th president of the United States on January 20th, two months after...Jan 17, 2017
Singer Jennifer Holliday Cancels Inauguration Performance
Renowned singer Jennifer Holliday rescinded on her decision to performance at the upcoming inauguration concert for President-elect Donald Trump set for...Jan 17, 2017
Yahoo to Be Named Altaba, Marissa Mayer to Leave After Verizon Deal
For quite a few months there have been rumors going around that Yahoo was set to have a merger with Verizon....Jan 12, 2017
President Obama’s Farewell Address: Defend Your Democracy
The farewell speech by soon-to-be-former-President Obama was met with a lot of expectation of nostalgia and joy. As people protested for...Jan 11, 2017
Kardashian Robbery Saga Takes a New Turn
New details suggesting that Kim Kardashian West’s Paris robbery was an inside job have emerged. 17 suspects (3 women and 14...Jan 11, 2017
Spotify Lines Up ‘New Gig’ For Obama
In less than 2 weeks, Barack Obama will be leaving his position as the president of the United States of America....Jan 10, 2017
Queen Elizabeth II Misses New Year’s Church Service, Sparks Health Concerns
Queen Elizabeth II missed the traditional New Years’ Day church service on the first Sunday of 2017 due to effects of...Jan 4, 2017