Adam Lambert not upset about Adam Levine's 'The Voice' comments
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/22/2011
Adam Lambert insists he doesn't have a beef with The Voice coach Adam Levine.
The eighth-season American Idol runner-up says he's not offended by Levine's nationally televised comments that he's unfamiliar with Lambert and his recent "Whatya Want From Me" single.
Nakia, a blues singer from Austin, TX, performed a rendition of "Whatya Want From Me" during Tuesday night's live The Voice broadcast, and although Levine gave the "Team Cee Lo Green" member a great review, he claimed the song came completely out of left field for him.
"I'm actually not familiar with that song, but you just forced me to like it. That's pretty cool," the Maroon 5 frontman told Nakia following his performance.
"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, so good job. Amazing job, dude. You sold me, man."
Lambert brushed off Levine's presumably unintentional diss and expressed no hard feelings about his comments online afterwards.
"Yeah Nakia! Saaaang boy!! Great performance. I think Adam might know who I am after this next album. Get ready for me Levine. Hahah," Lambert joked on his Twitter account on Tuesday night.
However, while Lambert didn't seem to mind that Levine didn't recognize his song, some of his loyal fans had a different reaction and began tweeting the former Idol finalist ranting in anger -- causing Lambert to attempt to calm them down and suggest it was no big deal.
"For for the record, I'm def a Maroon 5 fan. Fans: there is NO reason to be angry. Thanks for being protective, but it's all good, :)" Lambert subsequently tweeted.
Levine also responded to Lambert's outraged fans -- but a little less tactfully.
"I had honestly never heard that song before. I thought that Nakia made me like a song that would have otherwise fallen flat. I'm NOT sorry," Levine wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.