Look, Adam Levine knows we all think he’s a dickhead, and he totally gets it. After all, he totally was for a long time… and still kind of is. In a new interview for GQ, he kinda proved the point by being arrogant and completely up his own ass, just as you’d probably expect.
“I’ve worked hard,” he says, “but I’ve also had a lot of wonderful things happen to me. I haven’t been dealt a hard hand.” This, Levine reckons, is probably his Original Douche Sin: “I’m not an easy guy to root for.”
When [Maroon 5's first album] went triple platinum, Levine pretty much reacted the way anyone who has spent twenty-five years dreaming of being a rock star might. He moved into the Chateau Marmont, where rumor had it he personally auditioned every celebutante crotch flashed in the mid-aughts: Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, and sundry other blondes. “Maybe,” he told an interviewer about why he slept with so many women, “the reason I was promiscuous is that I love them so much.”
“Um, all right,” says Levine when presented with this evidence pointing toward douchehood. “All of a sudden, I had money in my bank account. I hadn’t had a break in a long time. And I went a little fucking nuts. You know? And good,” he adds defensively. “I deserved to go a little bit nuts. And I had the time of my life.” Fair enough. But dude: I love women?
“I didn’t say it like that,” he protests. “I didn’t say it like Fabio.”
He flops back and props a pillow under his head. “Men are not as sophisticated as women,” he goes on. “They’re not as mature as women. They’re not as connected with their emotions as women. There’s a very Neanderthal quality that still exists in a lot of men. There’s the carnal shit you can’t deny. And if you’re in the public eye, to me, it’s very boring to say what you have to say and be media trained to the extent that you don’t ever reveal any truth. There was a time in my life when I lived probably a bit more on the primal level. And it was amazing.”
So… men are animals and therefore can’t be accountable for who/what they stick their dicks in? I dunno, lads, what do you think? As men, do you think Adam Levine is a poor representation of your gender?
Apparently Adam has settled down now, of course, since he’s getting married and making amends to everyone he’s wronged, but eh, I dunno. When you’ve got that side of you, it never really goes away, does it?