Gwyneth Paltrow is already getting Emmy buzz for her rendition of Cee-Lo Green’s hit song “F**k You!” on this week’s episode of Glee, but there’s one person who missed her performance – Cee-Lo!
“I didn’t see it, I overslept,” Cee-Lo Green admitted to OK! at the launch of Absolut Vodka’s limited-edition Glimmer bottle on Nov. 17 in NYC. “I missed it. I took a nap because I had gotten up earlier that day, 5 a.m. to do (Good Morning America) and by the time I got back to my room I took a little nap. I tried to set my alarm to see it.”
It was only recently Cee-Lo found out it would be the Oscar-winning actress singing his song as opposed to one of the series regular singing pros, with a PG-version, “Forget You.”
“That was a very, very pleasant surprise,” he tells OK!. “It was awesome!”
As for any nerves about Gwyneth having the vocal chops to do his hit melody justice, the former Gnarls Barkley singer says he was worry-free.
“There’s a humanity in that that song,” he explains. “It’s flawed in a very perfectly imperfect kind of way. I mean, so if she had to put her own little quirk into it, it would’ve been just fine. It’s a quirky song as it is.”
So basically, if Gwyneth messed it up, it’d be all right?
“She couldn’t mess up. It’s no more messed up than the situation I was singing about. She can’t mess it up anymore than that.”