Adam Levine Further Explains Why He Hates the VMAs
Adam Levine is not shy when it comes to voicing his opinion, especially when it comes to MTV and their yearly Video Music Awards show. On Aug. 27, the Maroon 5 frontman posted a tweet reading: "the VMA's. one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand. f--k you VMA's." Now, the man who has the 'Moves Like Jagger' has elaborated on his thoughts to E! Online.
"It's public knowledge that it's not a music channel," Levine told E!, saying that most pop stars would agree with him, but "they just don't say it." He continued, "It's become a huge promotional opportunity for artists, which is a good thing. I think that great artists were there and they were represented and there could have been more."
Levine wasn't remorseful in the slightest for his comments about the VMAs, as he later wrote, "still waiting to have my 'jerry maguire mission statement moment of deep regret'... not happening. phew!" He later tweeted, "i may be a pop singer. but every once in a while the angsty teenager in me just blurts out some raw honesty. it's a reflex."
It seems like Levine is more discouraged by the way in which MTV has changed it's programming format. He said that he "worshiped" the annual awards show as a kid, when MTV was still a music-centric network. Nowadays, it seems as if music has taken a backseat to reality programs like 'Teen Mom' and the 'Jersey Shore.'
It's noteworthy that the 2011 Video Music Awards only aired about 10 seconds of each music video that was nominated, proving that the show is more about the costumes, the performances, and the overall star power. What do you think? Is Adam Levine right about MTV not caring about music any more?