It's official- Cee Lo Green is not returning as a judge to The Voice this year because of an issue with the star's contract.
It is no secret that the singer of the hit "forget you" is an animal lover. Cee Lo likes to bring animals onto the set of the show when he is judging, past animals have included his pet cat and a pink cockatoo named Lady.
The latter animal drew controversy from animal welfare groups who were worried that such behavior would encourage people to go out and buy what is a difficult animal to domesticate.
Cee Lo responsibly decided to stop bringing the bird on stage but wanted a replacement animal. His latest idea was to bring a tiger he purchased from the Siegfried and Roy show to work.
The idea was not a popular one despite Cee Lo promising that, "the tiger won't eat anybody."
Producers tried to talk Cee Lo out of it but the star was adamant.
It is understood his contract was terminated because he refused to budge on the matter.
Cee Lo was last seen driving home with the tiger poking his head out the window of his car. He mentioned that he would not be returning on an episode of Ellen but did not express why. It is understood that he is embarrassed about the situation.