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Prince Slams Madonna and Adam Levine

January 26, 2013 10:00 AM by Megan Wilson

Prince is a music icon.  He’s been around the block quite a few times, and is known for an ongoing feud with the queen of pop, Madonna.  In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, Prince slammed both Madonna AND Adam Levine‘s band, Maroon 5.  What did he say about The Voice judge?  Keep reading to find out!

Adam Levine is known for complaining about, well, everything.  From his rant at the Roxy to Honey Boo Boo.  It seems that Prince wants a piece of Mr. Levine, and went so far as to question Adam’s “Art” as a musician.

Prince stays out of the Hollywood limelight on purpose-and granted Billboard an interview after performing what was seen as an audition with Billboard‘s journalist.  Billboard wanted to write a piece on the musician after naming him as Billboard‘s 2013 Icon honoree, but Prince’s manager had hoops for the journalist to jump through before being graced with Prince’s presence.  The musician’s manager makes the reporter prepare for the interview, suggesting “I should spend what little time I have to prepare by watching ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, reading the Twitter feed of an apparent (and mysterious) Prince bootlegger and watching an online video discussion between a Prince super fan and the blogger Dr. Funkenberry.”

After the writer passed the audition, Prince walked in to the interview and opened up, mandating that the meet and greet be about music ownership.  He shared about some of the bad blood that led to the split with his old label, blaming Madonna.  “It was always about Madonna”, Prince admitted.  “She was getting paid, but at the same time we were selling more records and selling out concerts on multiple nights.”

Prince went on to discuss Adam Levine and Maroon 5′s cover of his song, Kiss, which made it onto their 2012 album, Overexposed.  Prince was disappointed about their take on the song.  “Why do we need to hear another cover of a song someone else did?  Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.”  While he says covers are fine during a live performance, they have no place on a new album.

We’re sure that Adam will fire back.  It’s just a matter of time.  Do you think Prince is right?  Let us know in the comments!

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4 Responses to “Prince Slams Madonna and Adam Levine”

  1. Stephanie Says:
    January 26th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    HELL NO!!!! #TeamAdam

  2. Kim Says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I love both of them, BUT it is Princes song

  3. Tutty Says:
    February 17th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Prince, really? What a dick.

  4. SV Says:
    March 5th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    All musicians have tremendous egos. Prince should be quiet if he allows someone use of his song. Madonna has always be over-hyped. The music industry has become a “music” factory. Prince is right about Adam Levine. Adam is handsome and watchable…but nowhere near the musician Prince is. Creativity is rare these days. Stop the covers…build something new…something that is actually GOOD.

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