Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera Reportedly Fine During 'The Voice' Auditions
With auditions underway, it appears that Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera merely needed a some breathing room to keep each from one another's throat. The singing-star competition series' third season premieres Sept. 10 at 8 PM ET/PT, months after tensions nearly boiled over when Team Levine contestant Tony Lucca's country-tweeked "99 Problems" struck a nasty chord with Aguilera, who called the song "derogatory."
To be brief, Levine claimed during the season-finale critique that "99 problems, but a b***h ain't one" referred not to women, but life in general. Aguilera countered that she's not, in fact, retarded and knows that the preceding lyric is "If you're havin' girl problems, I feel bad for you, son."
By the time the the results show rolled around, producers were rumored to be on watch for a live dust-up between the two. Aguilera has been ripped publicly by backstage sources for her alleged diva disorder, while Levine supposedly backed re-recording his Maroon 5/Aguilera collaboration "Moves Like Jagger" just to nix her verse.
As reported now, the pair seems to have cooled and is now quite chill as the latest auditions progress.
"We bickered a little bit in the beginning, to be totally truthful, we had a little bit of a rough start, just kind of all getting to know each other," Levine, 33, told MTV. "I love her, she's the best, and we're having a fantastic time as of late on the set."