*Cee-Lo takes the sentiment of his latest single all the way back to primary school in the new TV-friendly version of his video for “F*** You.”
In the opening scenes, a young Cee-Lo gets dumped when his toy truck doesn’t measure up to another boy’s Ferrari. Mouths fly open in the diner where it all goes down when Lil’ Lo drops the F-bomb repeatedly on his heartbreaking sweetheart.
As a teenager, Cee-Lo is a waiter at the same diner. On the way to deliver flowers to a more mature heartbreaker, the teen singer ends up falling on his back and the flowers land in the completely wrong hands. The backup singers — decked in Diana-Ross-and-the-Supremes-like outfits — are less than comforting when they croon, “Oh sh*t, she’s a gold digga/Just thought you should know n*gga.”
The singer, who has been narrating the song via night scenes in the same 60s-era diner where he’s gotten his heart ripped out a number of times, finds his first acting role in the video during “The College Years” when he orders the object of his affection a hot dog with a ketchup heart. She’s less than grateful and dumps a plate of french fries all over Cee-Lo’s red plaid outfit.
Finally, karma eventually catches up to the money-grubbing honey when grown-up Cee-Lo hits it big. After studying music theory and transforming into “The Lady Killer,” which is conveniently the title of the singer’s upcoming album, Lo arrives in a pimped-out convertible surrounded by beautiful girls. Turns out the object of his desire never made it out of the diner and is now working the clean-up shift as Cee-Lo heads out to party.
Watch below. (Audio-NSFW!)