June 25, 2014


Adam Levine Ponders If Adam Levine Is A Douche

Tony Kelly/GQ
Tony Kelly/GQ

Life ain't bad if you're Adam Levine. You're the Sexiest Man Alive, you front an unfathomably popular adult-contemporary band, you're a judge on one of television's most popular programs, you're engaged to a super model... the list goes on and on. And yet, people dislike him. Could it be jealousy? Is he an attractive ass? 

GQ digs deep for their latest cover story on Levine, inspiring some really incredible quotes. Here are some of our favorites.

On douchebaggery:

"A douchebag is a really specific thing... Douchebag... What is a douchebag? 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... I'm not an easy guy to root for."

On fame's greatest reward:

"You know what the greatest thing about what's happened to me is? I don't have to do my own laundry. I'd always think to myself, 'I can't wait for the time when I don't have to do laundry anymore.'"

On the early days of Maroon 5:

"I wanted to become a successful musician. It wasn't like now, when kids are like, 'I want to be a famous slut. Or whatever I can possibly be famous for.' I wanted to be a famous musician."

On the difference between men and women:

"Men are not as sophisticated as women. 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 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." 

On dating models: 

"I don't date what the person does. 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.... Listen, there are a lot of women in this country, in many countries, who date men for their money. Okay? That's despicable. Right? That's not what we're talking about here. Whatever does it for you, man. I don't like feet. You know what I mean? But some people do. Some people have f--king foot fetishes. And it's weird to me. But I don't have to deal with it, because I don't have that. You know?"

Maybe? We have no idea at this point, honestly.