Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine was not happy about how the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards turned out. Despite the other celebrities doing a standing ovation during each of the performances, Levine dissed the event on Twitter.

He tweeted, “It is always exciting to see how utterly horrible the VMAs will be. They really delivered so far this year.” Was it because of not receiving a major award, or was it because of all the political drama during the show?

Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 did not receive a nomination for this year’s show, but they have been nominated five times for a VMA.

Their last MTV VMAs achievement was back in 2004 when they were awarded “Artist to Watch.”

During the recently held 2017 Teen Choice Awards, the band received the Decade Award in honor of their contribution to the music industry, E! Online reported. The MTV VMAs 2017 was a three-hour show that featured the best performances in the music industry. It also became a venue for several artists to reveal their political stance.

On Julia Michaels being cut off

Levine also was not impressed when the internationally-acclaimed awards show cut a singer off in the middle of her performance. Julia Michaels was performing but got cut off to make way for video teasers during the show, including a teaser for Taylor Swift’s new music video.

The male singer wrote, “Julia Michaels got cut off while she was singing, and Lorde gets to not sing her entire song.” During the show, the Video of the Year award went to Kendrick Lamar, while the Artist of the Year award was given to Ed Sheeran. Levine will launch his new album later this year, E! Online added.


Lamar was the runaway winner of the night, after winning in more categories that his fellow artists.

Aside from the Video of the Year award, he also won Best Visual Effects, Best Direction, Best Art Direction and Best Hiphop.

He bested other nominees in those categories, such as the international pop singer Katy Perry. She hosted the show, complete with dress changes and political statements.

Perry commented how President Donald Trump would have drafted more tweets on social media.

She also featured a costume inspired by a popular TV show that told the story of a world ruled by a harsh authoritarian regime.

The MTV VMAs is an annual show that showcased the best artists in the industry. It was held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, with remote performances in Las Vegas, last August 27.