From USA Today:
Humility, blandness and an aw-shucks bashfulness are staples of the carefully calibrated celebrity interview.
Not so with Adam Levine. “I have a high self-opinion — I don’t need to hide that. I don’t need to be self-deprecating,” he says. “I do believe that I deserve what I have. I don’t think I’m entitled to it. That’s a big difference.”
Levine, 33, doesn’t pretend he’s dateless or recovering from a tormented adolescence. Nor will you find him delivering homespun anecdotes about cleaning his kitchen in an attempt to connect with his audience.
“It’s ridiculous. It’s too much. Can you just be a millionaire?” Levine says. “My mom told me a long time ago — she didn’t know she was giving me this advice — but she said, ‘All I know is, you’ll never change, so you’d better get somebody to take care of your room and get a housekeeper.’ That was burned into my skull: ‘Must make money so I don’t have to do my chores, because I wouldn’t do them anyway.’ It’s sweet that I don’t have to do my laundry.”
Look, I get that there’s nothing super wrong with this little story from Adam Levine. It’s good that he’s confident (or cocky, I think that’s the more appropriate word here), and it’s good that he’s not trying to pretend he doesn’t believe his own hype. And yeah, it would be pretty sweet not have to do your own laundry. But oh my god, shut the f-ck up, you smarmy bastard.
I guess it just rubs me the wrong way that Adam has tons and tons of money for making shit like “Moves Like Jagger” and he thinks he deserves every bit of it. No one deserves that much money for prancing around like an asshat on stage, but Adam Levine definitely doesn’t. And that bit where he seemed to say that his major motivation in making music is to make money so that he doesn’t have to clean up after himself? How does that not just scream “immature douchecanoe”?