Adam Levine has apologized to MTV after mistakenly accusing the network of leaving Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video out of the nominations at this year’s Video Music Awards.
“S**t. I don't usually put my foot in my mouth. But this time, I did," Levine tweeted on Friday, shortly after slamming the network.
“…I stand corrected. Bad intel. So I guess MTV doesn’t suck quite as badly as I had originally thought."
In his original post, Levine described the “This Is America” visual as “one of the most impactful, thought-provoking, and intelligent videos ever made.” He added, “I still want MTV to mean something again. But it won't. Ever. K bye."
“This Is America” is actually nominated in seven categories at this year’s ceremony, including Video of the Year.
The VMAs air on Monday, August 20 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.