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Cee Lo Green talks The Voice negotiations

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Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green and Friends at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, America - 10 Oct 2012
Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green has confirmed negotiations are taking place for season seven of hit US show The Voice as he plans to jump back into his coaching role later this year.

The 38-year-old Gnarls Barkley star featured on the original panel of coaches, alongside Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Cee Lo and with Christina bowed out this season to focus on their own careers, allowing Shakira and Usher to step in.

The original duo will now return for season five, with Usher and Shakira expected to jump back in for season six.

And the rapper says NBC executives have more talent wrangling in their future because season seven is already in the works.

"They've got till at least season seven in terms of talks and negotiations,” he told E! News.

Cee Lo said he’s not at “liberty to say” more.

He did admit he’s been checking in on the show occasionally to see how the production is going with the new mentors.

“I didn't want anyone tearing up my chair,” he mused.

Fortunately the rapper is a big fan of his temporary replacements. He has nothing but good things to say about Shakira and Usher.

"It's completely genuine and I love what everyone is doing," he said. "They've kept the tradition going. Much love to Shakira and Usher."

The season four finale of The Voice is scheduled to air June 18. Season five is expected to get underway later this year.

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