Adam Levine has been subjected to the term "bromance" since striking up a close friendship with fellow The Voice mentor Blake Shelton, but admits he can't stand it. He said: "Can we please kill that stupid term? We're just friends. It's called friendship!"

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Adam Levine hates the word "bromance."

The Maroon 5 singer has been subjected to the term since striking up a close friendship with fellow The Voice mentor Blake Shelton, but admits he can't stand it.

He said: "Can we please kill that stupid term? We're just friends. It's called friendship!"

Meanwhile, Blake insists he was just joking when he told MTV News: "I have a man crush on Adam. I want to kiss him. I want to kiss him so bad. I don't care if it's mutual or not. He's sexy, is the word I'm using."

Clarifying his comments, the 35-year-old country singer laughed: "A few weeks ago somebody asked me, 'What about you and Adam's bromance. Is there anything to it?' And I sputtered off, 'Yeah, I'm going to make out with him.'

"The next thing you read is, 'Blake wants to kiss Adam.' Man, I can't believe how honest I was."

But he admits he is enjoying his new-found friendship. He added to People Magazine: "It's fun. It's just like we're sitting around the bar, making jabs at each other."