"I’m sorry MTV. Still hate you though," the singer says after getting angry over "bad intel."
Adam Levine had shoe for dinner Friday night after putting his foot in his mouth multiple times while lashing out at MTV over, well, basically nothing.
"The Voice" coach took to his Instagram account Friday night to slam MTV and the VMAs for not nominating Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video. However, the awkward thing is that Gambino's hit is actually nominated -- in, like, a lot of categories.
The singer posted the message in a photo, -- which has since been deleted -- and raved about Gambino's "thought-provoking" video. Levine wrote that he hoped that MTV will "mean something again."
"This year, Childish Gambino released one of the most impactful, thought-provoking, and intelligent videos ever made," Levine said. "I'm sure he doesn't care that he wasn't nominated for a VMA because he's cool as f--k and everything. But I care. Because I'm NOT that cool. And I still want MTV to mean something again. But it won't. Ever. K bye."
After Levine realized his mistake, he tweeted that he had the wrong info and seemed to forgive MTV a little bit.
"Shit. I don't usually put my foot in my mouth. But this time, I did," he wrote. "'This is America' actually was nominated for video of the year. I stand corrected. Bad Intel. So I guess MTV doesn't suck quite as badly as I had originally thought."
However, the Maroon 5 frontman then deleted that tweet, too, because it was also misinformed. He wrote another one, below, in which he reworded his thoughts and stressed that he still hates MTV.
Shit. I don’t usually put my foot in my mouth. But this time, I did. ‘This is America’ actually WAS nominated for 7 VMAs. How I didn’t get the right info is beyond me. I stand corrected. I’m sorry MTV. Still hate you though. but mostly, I’m sorry.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) August 4, 2018
Levine did finally get his intel right. "This Is America" is, in fact, nominated for seven VMAs.
Gambino, real name Donald Glover, is up for for Video of the Year, Video with a Message, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Choreography and Best Editing.
Maroon 5, however, is only nominated for one award, Best Visual Effects, for their hit "Wait."
2018 MTV VMAs air live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET