Blake Shelton’s Embarrassing Photos Steal Today

Engagement Rumors Are Just Rumor

“What the hell is wrong with y’all?”

That’s what Blake Shelton said on Friday’s (Aug. 5) Today show.

“Take those pictures off there. People are just waking up. You’re ruining their day!”

Shelton was live onstage at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza when the show aired embarrassing pictures of him with his old mullet to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the release of his first album. His self-titled debut came out July 31, 2001.

Although Today show prompts labeled Shelton, “the king of country,” he joked he looked more like the king of pop on the cover of his first album.

“That was like my Michael Jackson dance move pose right there,” he said, “with a mullet.”

The flashback Friday pictures stole the show as anchors Tamron Hall, Willie Geist and Al Roker continued to laugh over the shots during Shelton’s second interview. But talk did turn to Gwen Stefani when Geist asked about the song “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”

“I love the story of it because the way Gwen tells it is you sent her an unfinished song and said, ‘I want you to do the last verse.’ Is that the way it happened?”

“It’s funny,” Shelton said, “because I only started the song to just try and impress her because it was like at that time we were getting to know each other and it was like, ‘I’ll write her a song. That’s what I’ll do.’ And then she writes the next verse, and it’s way better. It worked out for the album.”

Questions didn’t address any wedding rumors after TMZ came out with a story claiming Shelton and Stefani are engaged and that they have hired wedding planner. reached out to his publicists and they called TMZ’s story exactly that – rumor.

Here are more pictures from Shelton’s appearance:

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Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.