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A judge removed CeeLo Green from supervised probation on Wednesday after saying the singer had complied with his sentence in a felony drug case that involved giving a woman ecstasy during a 2012 dinner.

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FILE – In this March 15, 2014 file photo, CeeLo Green performs at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, ruled that Green will no longer have to report to a probation officer in a felony drug case because the Grammy winner had complied with all the terms of his sentence. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

During a hearing, Superior Court Judge David Herriford agreed with a recommendation from probation officials that Green no longer needed to report to a probation officer.

Green surpassed the number of community service hours he was required to perform and was praised for having a cooperative attitude in his final probation report.

The defendant demonstrated a genuine humbleness from his probation experience, the report states.

The Grammy-winning singer pleaded no contest in August 2014 to furnishing a woman with ecstasy during a dinner date. He was ordered to serve three years on probation, perform 45 days of community service and attend 52 drug and alcohol counseling sessions.

Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, did not attend the hearing.

Green, 40, won a Grammy for the hit Forget You. He also appeared as a judge on the NBC competition show The Voice and left the show after he was charged.

After entering the no-contest plea, Green posted a series of messages on Twitter, including one that read: Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!! Green later tweeted an apology, but the statements led to the cancellation of a reality show and several concert appearances.

Prosecutors rejected a rape count against Green when he was charged with the felony drug charge in October 2013. His attorney Blair Berk has said Green had consensual sex with the woman to whom he gave ecstasy.

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Judge ends CeeLo Green’s supervised probation in drug case

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