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Adam Levine: "I Hate This Country!"



It's a case of a hot mic that's gotten Adam Levine in some hot water!

On Tuesday's elimination round of "The Voice," Levine was heard muttering "I hate this country" when his contestants, Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, were sent packing.

Check out the clip above to hear the 34-year-old's unexpected admission. 

We think Adam was just upset in the heat of the moment, but his comment definitely caught viewers by surprise.

Fans of the singing show took to Twitter after Adam's statement -- some agreeing with the Maroon 5 crooner and others clearly ticked off over his controversial comment.

Levine defended himself online after the fan backlash, tweeting definitions of words like "misunderstand," "lighthearted" and "joke."

Do you forgive and forget?

UPDATE: Levine just issued a statement through NBC (Via EW):

"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."

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