'The Voice's' Adam Levine vs. Adam Lambert: No more drama
"I'm not familiar with that song, but you just forced me to like it," he told Nakia. "You probably sang it better than the person who sang it originally."
For the record, it's not the first time Levine has been introduced to a song by a contestant -- and it wouldn't be the last. Later that night, he said something similar about Xenia's performance of The Script's "Man Who Can't Be Moved."
It didn't stop Lambert's fans from getting mad. "Adam Levine shouldn't be judging The Voice if he isn't aware of one of the best voices out there today. He made himself look naive and stupid," one fan, by the name of Coco Glambert, posted on Zap2it.
"Congrats, Adam Levine," added another reader, Jen. "You just intentionally (because no way did you not know the song or the original performance) pi**ed off millions of Adam Lambert and Pink fans, many of whom will now most likely NOT vote for Nakia."
One person who didn't take offense? Lambert himself.
"Yeah Nakia! Saaaang boy!! Great performance. I think Adam might know who I am after this next album. Get ready for me Levine. Hahah," he tweeted light-heartedly. "But for the record, Im def a Maroon 5 fan. Fans: there is NO reason to be angry. Thanks for being protective but it's all good. :)"
Levine also felt that there was no reason for fans to be so heated up. "I had honestly never heard that song before. I thought that @nakia made me like a song that would have otherwise fallen flat. I'm NOT sorry," he wrote. Later, he added, "No disrespect intended for @adamlambert ...I honesty had never heard the song before. I'm not one to take cheap shots like that."