Ugh..recycling old art for a younger generation doesn't make you an artist. It makes you an art teacher.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 20, 2013
I unabashedly love writing and performing pop music for both myself AND everyone around me. That's It. It doesn't need any extra sauce.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 21, 2013
It didn't take long for Mother Monster to respond to the Maroon 5 frontman's comments.
uh oh guys the art police is here— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 21, 2013
While Levine didn't mention Lady Gaga directly, she nevertheless believed the tweets were directed at her. Her fans believed it, too, especially after her latest video for "Applause."
In the video, she references a number of famous works of art including the Sandro Botticelli painting "The Birth of Venus" and the 1957 film "The Seventh Seal."
Three days later, Levine got back in the ring.
by the way, im NOT an artist. i sing in a band and i make music with my friends.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 24, 2013
while we're at it we should call the grammar police.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 24, 2013
Lady Gaga has not responded yet.