"Cry Baby" is the sixth official single from American soul singer Cee Lo Green's third studio album, The Lady Killer. The single was released via digital download and promotional CD single on October 10, 2011. The single version of the track is a slightly different remix of the track, featuring a slightly faster beat and tempo. The music video for the song was premiered on August 8, 2011 through Cee Lo Green's official YouTube channel. The single has so far peaked at #58 on the UK Singles Chart due to strong downloads from The Lady Killer.
Green has performed the song live several times, including appearances on the The Jonathan Ross Show on October 1, 2011, and BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on October 4. He was expected to perform the song live during the live finals of The X Factor on October 9, 2011 but instead sang a medley of "Satisfied" and "Forget You".
The music video features Jaleel White performing as Cee-Lo Green, as Green was unavailable for filming at the time. The video features White leaving his girlfriend (Tanya Chisholm), and claiming to feel like the bad guy for doing so. He is subsequently surrounded by a group of people in the street, who begin dancing alongside him and performing the song.