Adam Levine slams ‘utterly horrible’ VMAs

Adam Levine lashed out at the MTV Video Music Awards on Twitter Sunday night, calling the annual fete “utterly horrible.”

The Maroon 5 frontman was outraged after best new artist nominee Julia Michaels’ performance was cut short on the telecast.

“It’s always exciting to see how utterly horrible the VMAs will be. They really delivered so far this year,” Levine tweeted, using the hashtag “holy f—” in all caps.

He added, “Julia Michaels gets cut off while she’s singing and Lorde gets to NOT sing her whole song.” Lorde performed an interpretive dance during the awards to the tune of her song “Homemade Dynamite,” after tweeting earlier in the evening, “I have the flu so bad I needed an IV.”

Levine implored his Twitter followers in an earlier tweet to vote for Michaels in the best new artist category, calling her “my girl.”

Levine’s wife, Behati Prinsloo, also expressed outrage on Twitter. “Wow [VMAs] thanks for talking over then cutting to commercial half way through [Julia Michaels’] performance,” she wrote.

Maroon 5 won the best new artist category at the VMAs in 2004. The group has been nominated for five awards, most recently in 2015 for “Sugar” in the best pop video category. Levine is promoting Maroon 5’s upcoming single “What Lovers Do,” which features another best new artist nominee, SZA. Both Michael and SZA lost the category Sunday evening to Khalid.

 

 

 

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MTV VMAs 2017: Worst dressed
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MTV VMAs 2017: Worst dressed

Woah there! Justina Valentine hit the blue carpet in a see-through shirt with a bra and matching undies -- and it definitely failed to impress. 

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Vanessa Hudgens clearly channeled the 💃  emoji -- but we're totally not digging the sheer paneling on the dress.

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"Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham rocked white denim with a white blouse, but the boots definitely ruined the outfit.

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Gigi Gorgeous showed off her cleavage in a tight ensemble that definitely did nothing to flatter her phenomenal figure.

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Lizzo took a bold risk with this wedding-inspired ensemble -- but we're not loving it all.

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Kesha was one big taffeta mess in this lavender gown with tiered ruffles.

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Christina Milian fell flat in this grey gown 

Gabbie Hanna underwhelmed in this powder blue dress with a thick belt around her waist.

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Mel B showed off her fit figure in a sequined frock that reads "YOU DON'T OWN ME," but the bold statement definitely raised some eyebrows.

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Jared Leto dropped jaws in a cape covered in sequins -- and it was a total mess. 

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Yikes! Noah Cyrus' attempt at being edgy was a total dud. The "Make Me Cry" hitmaker rocked an oversized sweatshirt with some thigh-highs.

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Sophie Beem flashed her toned tummy in a matching crop top, trousers set with a jacket to match. But the Candy Land-inspired outfit was a total mess.

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