The Maroon 5 frontman chats with GQ in the July issues, where he answers the question many of us have been wondering -- is he really a d-bag?
"So I'm gonna get really intricately self-reflective right now and ask myself the hard questions, to find out, once and for all, definitively, whether or not I'm a douchebag," he opens up the interview.
The "This Love" singer comes to the (hopeful) conclusion that while he definitely has some "douche" qualities, he's a better man these days.
"Would it be really easy to assume that I was a douchebag? Definitely. One hundred percent. But that doesn't mean that I am. Or maybe I am, I don't know," he says in the interview.
The "Voice" coach has come a long ways since his hard-partying days at the Chateau Marmont when he first hit it big -- the same time period when Levine was linked to ladies like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson.
Despite what those days did to his reputation, the rocker doesn't regret any of his outlandish behavior!
"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 f--king nuts. You know? And good. I deserved to go a little bit nuts. And I had the time of my life," he says.
"Men are not as sophisticated as women. They're not as mature as women. They're not as connected with their emotions as women," he explains. "There's a very Neanderthal quality that still exists in a lot of men. There's the carnal sh-t 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."
The 35-year-old has also dated his fair share of models, another quality that some might view as "douchey."
"I don't date what the person does," Levine tells the mag. "I date the f--king person. You know what I mean? I could have been a zitty teenager and walked into a Tower Records, and we would have talked about Pearl Jam, and we would have fallen in love when we were 15. And that's when you know. It's like, oh, my God, game over," he explains, referring to his now-fiance Behati Prinslo.
"You know what the gist of this article is? Your opening line can be: 'You don't have to like me, but I'd prefer it if you did.' That's kind of how I feel. I'm not the easiest person to love right off the bat, you know. If I knew everyone in the world, they would love me. Every single last f--king one of them," he concludes.
Love him or hate him, Adam is a man who knows what he wants!
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