The drama between the judges hit an all time low on Monday night’s show, when Christina duked it out over Adam’s protege Tony Lucca who sang Jay-Z’s song ‘99 Problems’ and the situation has X-tina spitting mad after an on-set blow was reported where Adam screamed and cursed at her.
“Adam is making it more about getting at Christina this season and he’s very good at getting under her skin,” Radar Online quoted a source close to the show as saying.
“He comes off as a really great guy, but he’s very smart the way he takes jabs at Christina. Adam’s very subtle and doesn’t use words, just sneaky actions. She is sick of the way she’s being treated and she’s disgusted with Adam,” the source said.
The 31-year-old ‘Beautiful’ singer is not happy with the way the ‘Maroon 5’ front man is treating her. “Christina really takes it to heart when Adam does these things. She doesn’t know why he does it, she doesn''t understand why he''s being so mean,” the source said.
Adam and Christina collaborated on the pop hit ‘Moves Like Jagger’, and while the source says they used to have a “brother sister relationship,” there is no love lost between the two of them anymore.
“It’s just weird the way Adam is treating Christina. She’s the only girl there and she doesn’t think the coaches should be against each other,” the source said.
Tony Lucca, a former Mickey Mouse Club acquaintance of Christina’s, really earned her ire Monday night and she let him know she wasn’t pleased.
"Your beautiful wife and your daughter and family are here tonight and I just thought, you know, the lyrical connotation was a little derogatory towards women, but all-in-all, it was good fun,” she said.
The source said that Christina is annoyed that everything has turned so personal this season. “Adam’s mad just because she gave Tony criticism, but she thinks it helped him expand and he wouldn’t have had his breakthrough without being pushed.” the source added.