Adam Levine Says It 'Was Time' For Him To Leave The Voice
As the world knows by now, the Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine, recently announced he was leaving the cast of The Voice following several years on the show. Fans of the reality television show know that Adam is one of the biggest stars on it.
Following sixteen seasons, Adam said it was simply "time to move on," amid news coming from Carson Daly that he was leaving. Approximately two weeks ago, NBC wrote a statement in which they announced that Levine would be coming back for another season: the 17th.
Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton were in talks to stay on as well, however, where the change of heart came from is hard to say. Sources explained earlier that Levine has been talking about leaving The Voice for a long time now, so it's unclear as to why NBC would say he was staying on.
In the post you can see below, Adam expresses gratitude for his time on The Voice, also alluding to his relationship with the late, Jordan Feldstein, who was the one to convince him to sit in the red chair.
Gwen Stefani, who rose to prominence in the rock-ska band, No Doubt, will be replacing him. Gwen took on the role as a coach on The Voice for a number of different seasons, including the 7th, 9th, and the 12th. She has also worked as an advisor more than once.
Now that the Maroon 5 frontman has exited, Blake Shelton is the longest running judge on The Voice. Since its launch back in 2011, Blake is the only one to be with the show each year. It's unclear why Adam chose to leave the show, perhaps he's simply sick of it?
Earlier this year, Adam Levine sparked controversy for his performance at the Super Bowl alongside Travis Scott and Big Boi. He took off his shirt while on the stage, sparking somewhat of a backlash from football fans, who are predominantly men.
Moreover, some people claimed it was an instance of sexism because when Janet Jackson's nipple was visible in the early 2000s, it caused massive outrage, but mostly from the FCC, rather than the general public. The FCC charged the owners of the league a large sum of money for the fiasco.