Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine won’t be attending the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s) in Los Angeles tonight, as he disapproves of the network’s new format, The Huffington Post is reporting. The judge of the hit NBC reality singing competition ‘The Voice’ took to his Twitter account yesterday and tweeted “f*ck you VMA’s.”
Levine further showed his dissatisfaction with MTV, which he thinks strayed from its original mission, by tweeting “the VMA’s. One day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I’m drawing a line in the sand.” The singer later said he didn’t regret the statement. “Still waiting to have my ‘Jerry MaGuire mission statement moment of deep regret…’ not happening. Phew!,” he tweeted.
MTV tweeted back in response to Levine, saying “Soooo you’ll be tuning in at 9/8C tomorrow night? BTW (By the way), bonus points if you TwitPic your 2004 Moonman!” The singer won a VMA that year with Maroon 5 for Best New Artist for ‘This Love.’
The singer’s tweets come after he also recently criticized ‘American Idol’ for what he believes is their policy on openly gay contestants. “What’s always pissed me off about ‘Idol’ wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” he told Out Magazine. “You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives.”
Written by: Karen Benardello