Voice contestant Vicci Martinez said that her coach on the show, Cee Lo, immediately reached out to her after a tweet he made last week shocked fans with its homophobic message.
After Green performed with Rihanna last Thursday in Minneapolis, he sent a tweet in response to Andrea Swenson, a local music reviewer who was critical of his performance. Green presumed Swenson was a gay male. "I respect your criticism, but be fair!" Green tweeted. "People enjoyed last night! I'm guessing you're gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well f*** you!"
When SheWired.com asked Martinez about her take on the incident, she said before he addressed the tweet publicly, Green reached out to her and Nakia, a gay contestant on Green's team, to warn them about the controversy and to apologize.
"Its funny, because I got asked that question when Blake had Tweeted something before the show even aired, I believe. I think it's just one of those things. He [Cee Lo] got a bad review, and I think it probably just hit him emotionally. I know that feeling too sometimes. I think he probably had his phone in front of him and you know. ... It's too bad sometimes that everything is so accessible. You just don't even get the time to maybe think about it a little bit."
Read the full SheWired interview with Martinez, as she discusses The Voice's other out contestants, the process of picking her songs, and all of her lesbian support.