Those of you familiar with the commotion Justin Bieber causes no matter where he goes or whatever he says will likely understand the fact that when the “Boyfriend” singer took to Twitter recently to jokingly “announce” a supergroup he’s forming with Maroon 5 frontman and “Voice” judge Adam Levine, the Internets took it seriously.
“Back in the studio tonight with my new #Supergroup @adamlevine @kennyhamilton,” Bieber tweeted back in March and continued to jokingly refer to his musical collaborations with Levine and Ryan Tedder for his upcoming album “Believe” as the start of something truly super.
Bieber continued with the supergroup references when he appeared on “The Voice” last week and playfully called out Levine for not being fully committed to their “project.”
“Adam, what’s up, man? Hey, I know we didn’t really get to do our supergroup thing,” he said onstage. “Basically, we were going to do this supergroup, but he released his single, I released my single,” Bieber explained to host Carson Daly, to which Adam replied, “I’m sorry I quit, man.”
MTV News recently caught up with Levine on the set of Maroon 5′s new music video for “Payphone,” where we asked the frontman to address the supergroup rumblings.
“The supergroup thing was a joke and, of course, because it’s Justin Bieber, it gets put up on Twitter and is fact,” Levine said. “We were just messing with people. It’s funny. He’s a really good kid, and I think he deserves what he’s got. There aren’t many people out there who can appreciate that level of success as much as he does. As in the Jewish culture, we say he’s a mensch.”
How we love celeb BFFs. Bieber might have to keep a lid on his budding “bromance” with Levine, however, because fellow “Voice” judge Blake Shelton has already claimed the top bromantic spot, via Twitter, of course.
“Me and @adamlevine have a #bromance and @blakeshelton is jealous. Ha,” Bieber tweeted before his appearance on “The Voice” last week.
“Jealous?!! You wish!! He’s mine!!” Shelton immediately shot back in reply.