Cee Lo's cat Purrfect racks up Twitter followers
April 9th, 2012
10:09 AM ET

Cee Lo's cat Purrfect racks up Twitter followers

She showed up seemingly out of nowhere at the start of this season of "The Voice."

There she was, perched in judge Cee Lo Green's arms whenever he spoke to the camera about the auditions for his team: a cat named Purrfect.

Soon, Cee Lo's Twitter stream kept referring to Purrfect, who, it turns out, also tweeted. Now, @PurrfectTheCat is approaching 50,000 Twitter followers.

The clever missives from this feline companion have now spun off a website on NBC.com, where Purrfect fans are encouraged to print out a photo of the cat and tweet their photos with her.

So what's the real story behind Cee Lo's new furry friend?

"Purrfect is a rented cat that happens to be a rescue," according to a source who spoke to E! Online. "It was Cee Lo's idea to have a cat this season; however, due to his travel schedule, he is not able to care for an animal full-time. Cee Lo liked the idea of working with a rescue as he loves animals."

Purrfect hasn't shown up just yet since the live shows have begun, but we have a feeling we'll see her again on Monday night's show.

Have you been tuning in to "The Voice" just to catch a glimpse of Purrfect? Let us know in the comments.

soundoff (64 Responses)
  1. Check into %%%%%%%%%%% Rage

    looks like our ML body guard.

    May 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bigger Then We thought

    You should be proud.

    May 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Devona Shiel


    May 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. guaranteed signups7

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    May 24, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. ?

    poor cee lo

    April 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ?

    wow a bunch of haters !!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Samantha

    CeeLo and Purrfect are Perfect 🙂

    April 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ruth

    Lucky you. You're just like this sadistic monster. I think you should share a jail cell with him.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lisa

    I love this cat and love CeeLo for using a rescue cat. Too bad he can't have it all the time, it fits him purrfectly. I love animals too, especially cats. I have 5 of my own inside and two that just happened to come to me to feed and give love everyday.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Claudette

    I like Cee-lo. He always thinks outside of the box. Plus, anyone who loves and respects animals, esp. cats, wins a lot of cool points by me. Cats rule.

    April 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Uncle Dutch

    Oh! Look...a hipster Ernst Blowfeld. Another cultural dead-ender that hasn't got the memo that "rap" is officially passe. The cat seems heavily medicated, or maybe that's just a contact high. Gangsta Man gets points for using a rescue, but loses them x2 for Chairman Meow simply being nothing more than a fashion accessory to pump up his wafer-thin TV Q.

    April 10, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  12. J0nx

    Who lo?

    April 10, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. manmean99

    This just proves how stupid people have gotten. Lame!

    April 10, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. ?

    Men don't get cats ot small dogs, makes them look g@y.

    April 10, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bert

    too creepy,,,Cee Lo looks like a villain in a James Bond movie !

    April 10, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  16. Mr. Sandman

    Lol 7-up!

    April 10, 2012 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  17. Mr. Sandman

    Ghetto rat, f*** a cat, who the hell cares! Stop taking things so damn personal and make it about race! He was just saying!!!!

    April 10, 2012 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  18. Calcommuter

    Forgive my ignorance. Who is this small guy with the two foot arms? And not that I watch ANY of those waste of valuable network time "talent" or "reality" shows, but why is this person a judge of anything? The cat? Give it a contract and all the tuna it wants. The other? Give him a 7up and send him back wherever he came from.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  19. Gauntlet

    I have more respect for the cat than the guy.

    April 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. AndyM

    I am a at lover and have one myself. However, that cat is UGLY!!!

    April 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. 2FLI

    Pretty sure that cat isn't a rental anymore as Cee-Lo told Jay Leno last week she was at home in LA while his two dogs lived at home in Atlanta... Who knows, I may be wrong.

    April 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  22. roger

    Are you freeeeaking kidding meeeeeeow

    April 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. roger


    April 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Nancy

    The cat could b a better judge the cee lo

    April 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Michelle

    As gorgeous as this cat is, I highly doubt he/she is homeless. The term 'rented' probably just means the cat belongs to an animal trainer. I knew Cee Lo was too busy to have a cat. If the cat needs a home, I would take Purrfect in a minute.

    April 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Charles manson

    Just another sign that America has lost it`s mojo

    April 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. GaPeach

    I own a white persian cat also; her name is Diva. I can't imagine renting a cat to use as a prop! I think that is cruel as once the show is over, he will get rid of the cat! Purrfect should be placed in a good home where she will stay and be loved. How could he have her for awhile and not get attached!

    April 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Steve


    April 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  29. LoJenk


    April 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Sokman

    I had a kitten once. It's name was Mittens. Then it bit me, so I buried it up to its neck & ran over it with a lawnmower. Bye Mittens.

    April 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Art

      I hope someone does that to you too because you deserve it. 🙂

      April 10, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Debi Allen

      That is not funny, If you were joking! Animals are defenseless against us, If you were bitten surely you deserved it. & If this is true I hope you rott in hell!

      April 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ruth

      A good start to becoming a sadistic killer of people. If this is a true story, I think you should be put in jail before you live up to these horrific expectations.

      April 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sharon

    Purrfect is a beautiful cat, sort of James Bond-villainish. I hope that less photogenic cats are used for similar reasons in the future because long-haired and white cats are more desirable for their looks than 'plain cats'. Black cats, tuxies and tabbies are all capable of being trained and will sit on someone's lap for filming too. A cat does not need to look glamourous to have a big, pleasing personality – like Cee Lo himself.

    April 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Joe

    I'm surprised he isn't torturing it like he did other animals when he was growing up. I hope Cee Los dies a violent death.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Possum

    I hope that cat scratches him good. A rental cat. No such thing.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  34. calvin

    They're both ugly. And what's that awful red thing on his wrist, a watch ??

    April 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Me

    I'd rather take a peek at Christina Aguilera's kitty

    April 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Cody

    I don't think you can fault him for not adopting a cat. I'm sure he travels a lot, and he wouldn't be able to provide the attention a cat needs. Unless he is going to hire a maid to take care of his cat when he's away 80% of the time, I don't think it's practical for him to have one.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  37. geeze

    This reminds me of the book "Koko's Kitten".

    April 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  38. lb

    All laughs and yucks aside.....I read a couple different bios that where CeeLo confessed to being an animal abuser in his early teens. Not sure how to read this stunt.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  39. cban09

    Does he ever think how the rented cat feels when he or she is returned at the end of the sessions? Animals need stability too, and a rescue cat needs a loving and permanent home. The cat is not a rental tuxedo to be worn for special occasions and then returned for storage. Can't afford a cat because of your schedule, don't have one until you are settled. Or have someone at home to take care of it – I am sure he can afford a cat-keeper. He should read the book by Eva Ibbotson: One Dog and his Boy.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  40. just sayin

    Great and because of this little stunt, how many ghetto rats are going to go out and get cats they have no busniess with?

    April 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • shutup

      ghetto rats? Let me guess.... you DIDN"T say that because he's black. shutup!

      April 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • just sayin@shutup

      Okay, maybe I should have used a more PC term like hood rats. Is that better now?

      April 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • MSB

      justsaying@shutup, how many "ghetto rats" have you seen walking around imitating Cee Lo Green? If you were referring to Africa-Americans, we don't imitate, we create the styles, others follow!

      April 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jez

      I don't like your term "ghetto rats", but I do worry about vain, trend-happy, ill equipped idiots getting cats and then neglecting them the same way they do dogs. This rapper clown is simply promoting himself.

      April 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |

      @just sayin

      as usual, as soon the story is about a black guy, the racist comes out.

      April 10, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  41. Mr. Ed

    Lol @Yea. I see on tv the rent-a-center. Maybe they have a special room in the back for the rent-a-Pu55y section. Pick of the pack includes..big pu55y, wet pu55y, black pu55y, white pu55y, old pu55y, young pu55y, hairy pu55y, shaved pu55y (etc). C um on in pu55y lovers! There's one just for you!

    April 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Kara

    So the cat is an accessory? Why not just adopt a baby from some no name country? Sheesh.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Observer

    I am thinking the cat is the smarter of this pair.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  44. yea

    A rented cat? How much does it cost to rent a pu55y?

    April 9, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  45. 1st


    April 9, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  46. Oleg

    WOOOOO. He must be an ok guy. Anyone who likes meow friends is a ok. I hope he was just kidding when he said it is a rented cat. They need forever homes.

    April 9, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • prairieghost

      I suspect since they talk about how she's a rescue, she probably has a regular home, and then is "borrowed" to appear in the show, sort of like how other rescues were adopted and then "rented out" to star in movies or commercials, like Morris the cat (in all his many incarnations) who lives with his handler.

      April 10, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |

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