cee lo green*The theme at Saturday night’s New Year’s Eve celebration was friendship, says Goddiscussion.com.

The massive ball that dropped to mark the New Year was decorated with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles that were, according to Jim O’Leary, design director at Waterford, to represent “friends holding hands around the world.

Well, minutes before the infamous ball dropped to mark the New Year, Cee Lo Green sang Imagine, but changed the meaning of John Lennon’s song by replacing “Imagine no religion too” with “And all religion is true.”

That prompted furious Lennon fans unleashed a torrent of angry Tweets.

“The whole point of that lyric is that religion causes harm,” tweeted one fan with the handle @geekysteven. “If ‘all religion’s true’ it would be a pretty bleak place.”

Green, 37, who rocketed to fame in 2010 thanks to a hit song with an unprintable name (it’s radio-friendly version is “Forget You”) fired back at his critics, reports the NY Daily News.

“Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys!” he tweeted. “I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all.”

Green also exchanged Tweets with other angry Lennon fans but has since deleted them.