‘The Voice’: Cee Lo’s Purrfect Pal Is Rented

Cee Lo and Purrfect on 'The Voice' (Photo: NBC)

And the “Voice” coaches think millions are tuning in for their catty banter….

One of TV’s current obsessions is actually Cee Lo Green’s stroke of evil genius — being seen this season on “The Voice” stroking a fluffy white cat a la Dr. Evil.

The cat named Purrfect occasionally pops up on the eccentric singer’s lap for no particular reason and has become a breakout star – who even has her own Twitter account, filing her own tweets from her iPawd.

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But leave it to The New York Post to dig up some dirt on the fascinating feline — it turns out that’s not really Cee Lo’s cat. Scandalous!

Purrfect is, in fact, rented, costing the show $350 a day, plus $45 an hour for her two trainers. According to The Post, she comes from Benay‚Äôs Bird and Animal Rentals, a place that has supplied animals for TV and film since 1982. Purrfect is a rescue cat who lives with the shop’s owner when she isn’t making her cameos on prime-time TV.

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For his part, Cee Lo owns up to the origin of the pretty kitty.

“It was Cee Lo’s idea to have a cat this season,” a source explains to E! News, “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.”

Regardless, we think the white Persian has been a Purrfect addition to the show, making Cee Lo Green one cool cat himself.

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