Cee-Lo has seen his star grow brighter and brighter since he and Danger Mouse set the world on fire with “Crazy.” The Goodie Mob emcee recently revealed to Vibe that he was approached to fill an empty seat on American Idol’s judge panel.
“I was asked,” Cee-Lo said. “[Jackson and I] talked about it very, very casually. [He said,] ‘Go for it. It’s open, who could really argue with that? I support you.’” The vacant spots eventually went to Aerosmith legend Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. Cee-Lo is confident he made the right decision. “I think we were just kind of joking around. I don’t think I would’ve been up for doing it. I’m not a judge of people. I observe, but I don’t judge people.”