Adam Levine on Perceived Adam Lambert Diss: No Apology Necessary!

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Adam Levine may have angered countless Adam Lambert fans on Tuesday night, but the Maroon 5 frontman isn't sorry.

That's because he says he was simply being honest in his assessment of Nakia, a contestant on The Voice who covered Lambert's "Whataya Want From Me." Praising the aspiring singer, Levine said:

“I’m pretty sure, although I’ve never heard that song before, that you probably sang it better than the person that sang it originally."

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It was definitely an odd phrasing - if you're unfamiliar with the original artist, why go out of your way to say Nakia sang it better than this unknown individual? - but Levine said it was the truth, not a passive aggressive jab.

"I had honestly never heard that song before," he Tweeted yesterday. "I thought that @nakia made me like a song that would have otherwise fallen flat. I'm NOT sorry.. No disrespect intended for @adamlambert... I honesty had never heard the song before. I'm not one to take cheap shots like that."

Case closed? You tell us: Do you think Levine meant his critique as a diss of Lambert?

 

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i love adam lambert

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I could have cared less he didn't know the song, you can't expect him to know every song ( even if it is on the grammy C/d with his song).Ceelo just got done saying the name of the song and by Adam Lambert and he acted like he never heard of him.The more I thought about it I just don't think Adam Levine was paying attention to the segment before his comment, not being arrogant.JMO @ Caron, I think Adam Lambert wished we would have just shut up.lol

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More importantly, what did Adam think. Has he been asked to comment?

Brandi-herbold

Nakia doesn't come close to Adam Lambert, can't even touch him.