Maroon 5 star Adam Levine has taken aim at rival TV talent show judge Randy Jackson after the American Idol regular poked fun at the Moves Like Jagger singer's The Voice.
Levine admits he was hurt by Jackson's remarks suggesting The Voice was just a second-chance show for Idol rejects and he has accused the musician/producer of "irresponsible" behavior.
Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (03Feb12), Levine states, "Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that because he out of anybody should know that if you're in this business you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances. So we love and embrace that being part of the show.
"God bless Randy. He was a working musician for a long time and had a lot of success and then the show Idol kind of blew him out of the water. And he is a household name now. It was an irresponsible thing to say that."