It all started when Randy began sizing up competition during a radio interview with B102.7. He first took a swipe at 'The Voice' Season 1 winner Javier Colon, saying, "The winner of 'The Voice,' as I will remind you, was an artist that had a deal at Capitol Records for many years, a failed contract over there."
Then the TV personality extended his criticisms to the entire show, asserting, "That show, it was almost like second chance people. It wasn't like some new artist. You know what I mean? It's a different thing out there to me."
When Jackson's comments were brought up as point of discussion by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres during an interview with 'The Voice' coaches, Adam slammed his rival. "Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that, because he out of anybody should know that if you're in this business you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances. So we love and embrace that being part of the show."
Ouch! Randy himself spent years recording and touring with superstars as a bass guitarist in the background before settling into executive roles at record labels and eventually television. And Adam dutifully noted that it was reality TV that was Randy's second -- or third -- chance at fame.
"You know, god bless Randy. He was a working musician for a long time and had a lot of success and then the show 'Idol' kind of blew him out of the water. And he is a household name now." Adam closed out his rebuttal insisting, "It was an irresponsible thing to say that."