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Cee Lo Green sparks controversy over lyrics change

Cee Lo Green performs at Bill & Giuliana Rancic Ring In New Year's Eve 2012 on Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. Getty

(CBS) Cee Lo Green's New Year's Eve performance didn't win everyone over - particularly some John Lennon fans.

During his performance in New York's Times Square on Saturday night, "The Voice" judge changed the lyrics to Lennon's 1971 "Imagine" classic from "Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too" to "Nothing to kill or die for, and all religion's true."

Criticism soon followed on Twitter, which according to the Huffington Post, prompted Green to tweet: "Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that's all." That comment has since been taken down, but a search on Twitter will yield tweets blasting Green for swapping out the words.

Tell us: Do you take offense to Green's lyrics change?

Watch the video around the 4:00 mark to hear how Green changed the lyrics: