Cee Lo recently discussed his wishes to have Eminem appear on Goodie Mob’s “White Power.”
“It had gotten out to the press and I just thought that it made a bold statement,” Cee Lo said to MTV in an interview. “So I thought that Eminem would easily jump at the controversy being that I heard he had been gearing up to do a new record and getting ready to get back out and fight…I was just as a fan, really anticipating what he could do [with] it…I don’t know. For whatever reason, we weren’t able to do it…I would’ve really liked to see it happen, but it did make the record though.”
Cee Lo’s interview clip can be seen below.
“I could’ve sworn Eminem would’ve done this song with me,” said Cee Lo. “I thought he would eat the controversy up, but it was kind of hard for me to address it as a White rapper, me being Black. But my Black perspective on White power was my relationship with him.”
Goodie Mob’s debut Soul Food was released in 1995. Their second release, Still Standing, was dropped in 1998 and their third album, World Party, came out a year later. Goodie Mob went on a hiatus until 2004’s One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show and 2005’s Livin’ Life As Lumberjacks. Neither of those albums featured Cee Lo but now all members are back together for their next project.
The group’s upcoming album, Age Against the Machine, is scheduled to be released August 27.