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Cee-Lo Was Invited to Become 'American Idol' Judge

October 13, 2010 (7:54 am) GMT
The Gnarls Barkley star once toyed with the idea of signing up for the hit reality show following encouragement by good pal Randy Jackson.

frontman was invited to put his name forward to become a judge on "" by show regular . Fox network executives were left to fill the empty seats vacated by exiting judges , and on the show this summer and recently announced and would join Jackson on the new three-person judging panel.

Green reveals he toyed with the idea of signing up for the hit reality show following encouragement by good pal Jackson - but decided he wouldn't make for good TV because he refuses to pass judgment on people.

He tells Vibe magazine, "I was asked. (Jackson and I) talked about it very, very casually. (He said), 'Go for it. It's open. Who could really argue with that? I support you.' I think we were just kind of joking around. I don't think I would've been up for doing it. I'm not a judge of people. I observe, but I don't judge people."

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