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Adam Levine talks about being considered a 'douchebag'

By Elizabeth Sudlow,

Adam Levine has one message for the world right now and it is this: “You don’t have to like me, but I’d prefer it if you did.”

There are several things that come to mind when the name ‘Adam Levine’ is mentioned. Some of the more constant words may be ‘cocky,’ ‘player’ and ‘douchebag.' At least, that is what the Maroon 5 front man claims when speaking with GQ magazine for the July issue.

When speaking with GQ, Levine frankly asked, “What is a douchebag?” Later, after some self-reflection, he said, “Maybe I am, I don’t know.” The 35-year-old entertainer has been all over the place since his initial rise to fame back in 2005. After his musical success was established, Levine became a face for Proactiv, created his own fragrance, joined The Voice and entertained a wide array of women. Let’s also not forget his time spent on American Horror Story.

Levine told GQ that perhaps he is misunderstood because of the characteristics of a douchebag, which he believes to be lack of self-awareness and conceit; all of which are attempts to mask insecurity. He defended himself by saying while others may think of him as conceited, he considers himself to be cocky as “Cocky is playful.” Also his cockiness is equal to confidence. “Some people don’t like confidence. They resent confidence,” Levine told GQ.

On the topic of his love life, he is engaged to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinslo and despite dating other models in the past, E! Online quotes Levine that he doesn’t “date what the person does. I date the f—cking person.” In addition, he criticizes other women who date men for money, implying that everyone does what they do for a reason.

Levine has an upcoming film with Keira Knightley titled Begin Again coming into theaters June 27. Most recently on the Today Show, co-host Savantha Guthrie spoke to Levine, recounting that Knightley felt he played a jerk well, reports Us Weekly.

The singer responded by laughing it off with a, “Thank you? I’m hoping she meant that in the best way possible.”

Check out the full article from GQ here.

Image Credit via INFphoto.com

 
 

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