Oops. This is some good proof that doing some research is always best before jumping to conclusions and throwing people (or things) under the bus. Adam Levine went off on MTV on Twitter, and later realized he was wrong. Very wrong.
It all started when they announced the MTV VMA nominations. In an open letter to MTV, Adam Levine criticized MTV for not giving Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” a nomination. He said in a deleted tweet, “This year, Childish Gambino released one of the most impactful, thought provoking and intelligent videos ever made. 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… And I still want MTV to mean something again. But it won’t. Ever. K bye.”
Adam has gone against MTV for years, really back to 2011. He basically feels like MTV doesn’t care about music, and that the VMAs are their “One day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music.” Anyway, Adam found out after tweeting the above open letter that Childish Gambino was, in fact, nominated. In 7 categories: Video of the Year, Video With a Message, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Choreography, and Best Editing. Oops. He later sent out an apology video, though still dissed MTV in the process anyway.
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. 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.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) August 4, 2018