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Cee Lo Green in a 2011 promotional photo for The Voice. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Cee Lo Green's performance at Coachella cut short, reports say

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04/17/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Cee Lo Green's performance at the Coachella music festival was cut short, according to several reports, including one by the Los Angeles Times.

The newspaper claims that Green took the main stage on Friday evening and played over his set time. The singer was right in the middle of a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" when the audio was cut out at 5:40 p.m.

According to a CNN report, the singer was 30 minutes late to his own performance. After he was cut off, Lauryn Hill, who was 20 minutes late to her performance, took the stage and sang 10 minutes past her set time was scheduled to end, without being interrupted.

Cee Lo Green and the Coachella organizers have not commented on the reports.

The singer is set to star alongside Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine on NBC's upcoming reality competition "The Voice."

On the show, which is set to premiere on April 26, Green will be one of the celebrity coaches.

During the audition process, the coaches are blind folded and are forced to choose contestants to mentor based off the singer's vocal performance. If the celebrity likes what they hear, they choose the contestant by pressing a button. If two coaches choose a contestant, the singer gets to choose who they would want to be coached by.

In the following round, the coaches form teams and contestants face off their own team members and the celebrity coaches pick a winner for the finals. After the final teams are set, live performance rounds begin and viewers at home choose who to send home each week. The winner will receive a recording contract and $100,000.

The singer is also teaming up with Rihanna on the North American leg of her "Loud" tour over the summer.

"I'm a huge fan of Cee Lo since his days with Goodie Mob and with Gnarls Barkley. He's a musical genius, continually reinventing himself and I'm thrilled to have him join me on tour," said Rihanna said in a statement in February.

"I want to thank Rihanna for inviting me on our version of 50 First dates, only difference is she's unforgettable fine," Green joked in the statement. "Don't tell her I have a crush on her, don't wanna mess everything up."

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