Adam Levine put his foot in his own mouth recently when he called out the MTV VMA’s for shunning Donald Glover. Adam, at first, believed MTV purposefully left out Donald’s incredibly popular video, “This Is America,” but it turns out that it received approximately seven VMA nominations.
The 39-year-old wrote that he had one of the “most impactful, thought-provoking, and intelligent videos ever made,” and the Maroon 5 singer said that he cared a lot, despite the fact Donald may not have.
Levine said, “but I care. Because I’m not that cool,” after stating that Glover probably didn’t mind the supposed snub. After Adam realized how wrong he was, the singer removed the Instagram post and posted another message on Twitter.
Adam wrote, “I stand corrected,” after acknowledging that the video was nominated for Video of the Year. Check out the post below to see it for yourself:
Childish Gambino is currently up for Video Of The Year, Best Cinematography, Video With A Message, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Best Choreography.
Adam, and the rest of his band, Maroon 5, also received an acknowledgment from the VMA’s for their song, “Wait.” The group received a nomination in the Best Visual Effects category.
As you may know, Donald’s video for “This Is America” was easily one of the most popular tracks of the year. The song inspired a number of different parodies, references, and covers from other artists and influencers.
“This Is America,” according to critics like Anthony Fantano, is about what it’s like to be an African-American in America.
And it features a number of different references to cultural events, including the Charleston Church Shooting in South Carolina in 2015, where a 21-year-old went into a church and killed nine different African-Americans.