AceShowbiz - Adam Levine has deleted a series of social media posts after mistakenly thinking that Childish Gambino had missed out on any nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
The rapper, real name Donald Glover, landed seven nods for his iconic "This Is America" music video, which was released back in May.
However, the Maroon 5 frontman was apparently unaware and took to Instagram on Friday to blast TV network bosses for allegedly ignoring the critically-acclaimed video.
In a screenshot of a Notes post he shared on Instagram, Levine wrote: "This year, Childish Gambino released one of the most impactful, thought-provoking, and intelligent videos ever made. I'm sure he doesn't care that he wasn't nominated for a VMA because he's cool as f**k and everything. But I care. Because I'm NOT that cool. And I still want MTV to mean something again. But it won't. Ever. K bye."
But once his followers pointed out his mistake, Levine quickly deleted his post and took to Twitter to apologise.
"S**t. I don't usually put my foot in my mouth. But this time, I did. 'This is America' actually was nominated for video of the year. I stand corrected. Bad Intell (intelligence). So I guess MTV doesn't suck quite as badly as I had originally thought," he shared.
Levine then deleted that post and wrote a second explanation to his 8.6 million followers on Twitter.
"S**t. I don't usually put my foot in my mouth. But this time, I did. 'This is America' actually WAS nominated for 7 VMAs. How I didn't get the right info is beyond me. I stand corrected. I'm sorry MTV. Still hate you though. but mostly, I'm sorry," the father-of-two wrote.
Shit. I don’t usually put my foot in my mouth. But this time, I did. ‘This is America’ actually WAS nominated for 7 VMAs. How I didn’t get the right info is beyond me. I stand corrected. I’m sorry MTV. Still hate you though. but mostly, I’m sorry.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) August 4, 2018
At the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, "This Is America" is up for prestigious prizes including Video of the Year, Video with a Message and Best Direction. The ceremony is set to take place on August 20 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.