The Voice’s Blake Shelton ripped after he tries to win over reggae artist Pia saying Gwen is an ‘expert’ in the genre

THE Voice fans slammed coach Black Shelton after he tried to win over reggae artist Pia Renee during Monday’s episode.

Viewers were not pleased when the 44-year-old told the contestant that his fiancé Gwen is an ‘expert’ in the genre.

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Blake was slammed by fans during Monday’s episode of The Voice[/caption]

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The comments came as he tried to win over contestant Pia[/caption]

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The judge claimed Gwen is experienced in the reggae genre[/caption]

During the most recent episode of The Voice, Blake and John Legend turned their chairs for Pia.

After John, 42, took his turn to persuade Pia to join his team, Blake fired back by stating that his fiancé knows a thing or two about the genre.

The country singer told Pia: “To say that I don’t know anything about the music that she’s performing would kind of disqualify the fact that, who knows. Even by the time this airs, Gwen Stefani, she could even be my wife.”

Blake then joked: “She’s even delivering twins right now. She’s pushing them out, but I’m here working.”

When John said he didn’t understand Blake’s pitch, the country singer explained: “I’m talking about Gwen Stefani and her stamp on reggae ska music and how much I’ve grown to love it.”

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Pia impressed the judges with her performance[/caption]

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Blake and John fought each other over the contestant[/caption]

Despite Blake’s best efforts, Pia chose to join John’s team.

A number of viewers took to Twitter to slam the longtime coach, as one person wrote: “Blake, I love you, but please don’t tell a black reggae artist that Gwen Stefani could be her role model this season on #TheVoice

A second fan chimed in: “Blake tried … but you know … he could not do it!!”

While one viewer asked Blake to “admit you were in over your head,” another wrote: “Sorry Blake she was a bit out of your lane… But love you.”

A following fan told John it was “great” to see him pick Pia, adding: “So funny seeing Blake lose.”

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Fans slammed Blake for saying Gwen could be Pia’s ‘role model’[/caption]

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One person said Blake ‘tried’ but ‘could not do it’[/caption]

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Others told him that he was ‘out of his lane’[/caption]

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Viewers agreed they were ‘glad’ that the contestant chose to join John’s team[/caption]

Last week, John and Kelly Clarkson slammed Blake when he accused the other judges of “going Hollywood.”

While trying to persuade contestant Aaron Konzelman to join his team, Blake argued: “I am the only coach that doesn’t live in Hollywood. I don’t ever want to lose sight of my roots.”

He told the other coaches: “All three of you have gone Hollywood.”

John then slammed Blake as he said: “You came to Hollywood and started dating Gwen Stefani.

“The ultimate manifestation of a California girl.”

Kelly, 38, added: “The queen of Orange County.”

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One fan said it was ‘funny’ to see Blake lose[/caption]