Brandy’s partner on “Dancing With the Stars” is still feeling a bit sore about how the judges laid into him Monday night.
Maksim Chmerkoskiy’s teaching style drew harsh criticism from judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman Monday night. Carrie Ann even tried to spank him, but how did Maks feel about it?
"It’s an absurdly disrespectful thing for her to even think of doing," he told E! News. "Is she crazy? She’s not my mother."
And he wasn’t crazy about the fact that some judges had more to say about the practice footage than the awesome routine her and Brandy pulled off.
“There’s no reason to comment on my teaching methods. Their job is to assess a celebrity’s dancing at that moment,” Maksim said. “My teaching methods have nothing to do with our Samba [Monday]. I thought that Brandy did an incredible job.”
Of the three judges, Bruno Tonioli was the only one to keep his comments strictly ballroom. And he said Brandy showed a marked improvement over last week.
— Sonya Eskridge