"I don't usually put my foot in my mouth. But this time, I did."
Adam Levine has apologised after he mistakenly criticised MTV for snubbing Childish Gambino at the Video Music Awards (VMAs).
The Maroon 5 singer hit out on Twitter last Friday, describing the rapper’s ‘This Is America’ video as “thought provoking and intelligent”.
“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”, he raged.
But there’s just one problem – it was announced last month that Glover had received a staggering seven VMA nominations for the video.
Now, Levine has realised that it’s time to eat some humble pie.
“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”,he admitted on Twitter.
“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.”
He also apologised in an Instagram video to fans, admitting that he “fucked up”.
“Alright, I f**ked up,” he said.
“I guess, for some reason, we Googled something and I looked … Look, I f**ked up, there’s no way around it. Basically [Childish Gambino] was nominated like seven times over and I look like a moron.
“But I’m just going to come out and say, ‘I f**ked up, my bad’. Sorry MTV, you did good. Now make sure he wins.”
Meanwhile, Maroon 5 were last year forced to address rumours that the title of their latest album is a reference to an alt-right movement.
The band’s sixth studio album, is called ‘Red Pill Blues‘. “Red pill” is associated with the men’s rights movement and a moment of “re-awakening” surrounding anti-feminist ideas.
In a new interview, guitarist James Valentine explained that the group were unaware of the term’s connotations.