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  • Cee-Lo has dropped a catchy but expletive-laden new song that is racked up more than 1.8 million views after being posted last week on the artist’s YouTube page.

    Cee-Lo is best known as half of the duo Gnarles Barkley. The video is merely a colorful stream of the song’s lyrics but has created a stir nonetheless.

    The song bounces to an up-tempo, ’50s soul beat, but the lyrics are a message to a gold-digging ex-girlfriend. A clean version has played on British radio with the words “forget you” substituted.

    Cee-Lo tweeted that “a bit of history” had been made with the song and that he was “amazed.” It has already spawned mash-up videos and a response featuring 50 Cent.

    Cee-Lo has promised a full video ahead of his solo album, “The Ladykiller,” due out this year.

    Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.