Cee Lo Green has deleted his Twitter account after posting a series of messages in which he appeared to suggest that rape is only rape if a woman is conscious.
The singer tweeted: "If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously," adding, "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!"
He continued: "When someone brakes on a home [sic] there is broken glass where is your plausible proof that anyone was raped," he continued.
Green, 39, last week pleaded no contest to charges that he gave a woman ecstasy without her consent in 2012.
The woman had claimed that she had woken up next to Green not knowing what had happened, but due to insufficient evidence no rape charges were filed. Green’s lawyer said they had "consensual relations". He was sentenced to three years' probation and 45 days community service.
Green then posted a series of tweets where he apologised for his comments being "taken so far out of context" before deleting his entire Twitter account.
“I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it..," he said.