After Shelton and his pop star girlfriend Gwen Stefani dropped their “Happy Anywhere” collab on Friday (July 24), the country superstar took a look at the charts and noticed something totally unacceptable. Maroon 5’s “Nobody’s Love” was right behind them on the chart, and the rivalry that became famous on NBC’s The Voice was instantly reignited.
“My God Adam…. You are still a pain in my ass!!!!! Go away idiot!!!!” Shelton wrote in mock exasperation.
Levine then took to his Instagram Story to fire back, writing “Eat s*** cowboy! I’m coming for ya,” according to TooFab.com. But Stefani couldn’t leave her man to fight alone, so she jumped on Instagram as well, telling Levine to leave her boyfriend alone. Not letting the country couple have the last word, though, Levine fired back with a reminder that his bromance with Shelton has been around longer than Stefani’s romance. “I will never leave him alone. He was my boyfriend first,” Levine wrote.
With all eyes on them, Shelton then went for the finishing punch — which missed spectacularly. Attempting to make it look like Levine’s wife was on Shelton’s side, too, he created a fake tweet which he claimed had just resurfaced, writing “”Wow… I hate to say it but Blake is way better at this show than my husband. My husband can f*** off,” and then adding that he hoped the “tweet” didn’t harm his former Voice buddy’s relationship.
But Levine was having none of it. He finished the social feud off with a joke about Shelton’s age, writing “When your grampa discovers he can make fake tweets” on his Instagram Story.
Check out the song that started it all below: