The Voice

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Adam Levine has had no trouble getting comfortable with The Voice's new coaches Usher and Shakira since they joined the NBC reality hit's fourth season. And it seems Shakira has already replaced Christina Aguilera, who is sitting out the fourth season, as the Maroon 5 lead singer's bantering bud.

But did he go too far when he told the "Hips Don't Lie" singer to shut her mouth?

After Latin singer Karina Iglesias' audition on Monday's show, Shakira immediately said in Spanish that she regretted not pushing her button as Adam was trying to woo Karina to pick him as her coach.

"What's wrong with me?" Shakira said. "Why didn't I press my button?"

That prompted Adam to use the Spanish term "cállate," which means "shut up." But then he iimmediately got up to hug Shakira, who said Adam's retort was "pretty cool."

After the episode, Levine took to his Twitter to defend himself, posting, "In my defense, @shakira did tell me that cállate means I love you." Shakira then replied, "Haha! Nice try Adam!"

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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