Adam Levine Clarifies Controversial ‘Voice’ Remark: ‘I Obviously Love My Country’

by | May 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM | The Voice

Adam Levine on "The Voice" (Photo: NBC)

Outspoken musician Adam Levine’s mouth is getting him in hot water again.

The “Voice” coach caused an uproar following Tuesday night’s live elimination episode, in which Levine was caught making a controversial remark.

Stunned that he had just lost two of his singers, Levine was overheard saying, “I hate this country,” under his breath after America voted off Team Adam’s Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, opting instead to save country singer Amber Carrington. Presumably, what Adam really meant was he hates that viewers voted this way on a reality show, but the Maroon 5 singer clarified the remark on Wednesday.

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Levine issued a statement through NBC:

“I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration. Being a part of ‘The Voice,’ I am passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed. Last night’s elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me and my comments were made based on my personal dissatisfaction with the results. I am very connected to my artists and know they have long careers ahead, regardless of their outcome on the show.”

Hear What Adam Levine Said Here, Around the 1:15 Minute Mark:

Watch the Full Elimination Episode of “The Voice” Below: