Cee Lo Green: I want to create a 'Voice' star

January 11, 2014 - 1:34 AM
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, singer/songwriter and rapper Cee Lo Green interviewed legendary artist Little Richard as part of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter's "The Legacy Lounge" at the W Hotel, in Atlanta, Ga. “The Voice” is a ratings success for NBC, but judge Green says it has one more mountain to climb. He said Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, that “The Voice” has yet to mint a new music star from its contestants. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP Images, File)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "The Voice" is a ratings success for NBC, but judge Cee Lo Green says it has one more mountain to climb.

Green said Friday that "The Voice" has yet to mint a new music star from its contestants, and he'd like to be a part of changing that.

As a contrast, Fox's "American Idol" has developed stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

Green has alternated with Usher as a judge on "The Voice." He says he'd like to continue but he has other ambitions that might someday pull him away.

Green is starring in a TBS comedy series with his colleagues in the rap group Goodie Mob that is due to air later this year.