Cee Lo Green Warned Against Bringing Cockatoo to ‘The Voice’ Set
Cee Lo Green has a new lady in his life! The Grammy-winning singer has replaced his ivoried cat Purrfect on ‘The Voice‘ for an exotic bird. Ladies and gentlemen, meet “Lady,” a pink-colored Moluccan cockatoo who has been hired to be Green’s new, uh, ladylove.
Lady, who has her own Twitter account, will make her debut on the show’s third season, which premieres Sept. 10. According to Green, Lady can talk and has a potty mouth, er beak: “She’s my little lady with a big opinion,” he tells People. “Sometimes whispers inappropriateness in my ear, but always ladylike.”
But there are some bird activists who are not too thrilled about Green’s handling of his cockatoo. While Moluccan cockatoos are smart, affectionate and social birds… they are also endangered! Which is why Monica Engebretson, of the wildlife sanctuary organization Born Free, wants Green to reconsider having Lady as his pet on ‘The Voice.’
“Moluccan cockatoos are beautiful, intelligent animals but they are very challenging to care for especially in the long term, and are prone to considerable welfare problems,” she tells TMZ. “Many parrot rescues are already filled to capacity with Moluccans and other large parrots. I encourage ‘The Voice’ to reconsider featuring a Moluccan cockatoo or any bird as a ‘pet’ on the show and instead … they could feature a rescue dog or a dog in need of a home.”
She also said, “I want to add that I am a huge fan of Cee Lo and I am glad that he appears to be an animal lover.”
There’s no word on whether Green will let Lady go and find a new animal as his sidekick. We can only assume that Lady would most likely be care for by an avian expert on the set and not subjected to any stress.
Hopefully, Green won’t live up to the title of his latest album and become a ‘Lady Killer.’
Watch Cee Lo Green Introduce His New Sidekick Lady