CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green attends a preliminary hearing for an ecstasy possession charge earlier this year.Reuters

Musician CeeLo Green's US reality TV show The Good Life has been cancelled by cable channel TBS, news which comes soon after the F**k You singer wrote some highly controversial tweets.

Green – real name Thomas Callaway – suggested that rape only counts if the victim is conscious, saying: "Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!"

"If someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! So WITH Implies consent," he added in another tweet – all of which were deleted soon after the incident.

Insiders told Entertainment Weekly that the show was cancelled, with another source confirming to Variety that it was canned earlier this year, and was not axed in relation to this and Green's ongoing problems with the law.

Last week the singer pleaded no contest to charges that he slipped ecstasy into the drink of a date in 2012.

CeeLo Green briefly deactivated his Twitter account following a bombardment of criticism for his comments, but has since returned and apologised, saying: "I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe."