Sex God Adam Levine is on the September cover of Out magazine, a mainstream gay publication that is able to get heterosexual men to pose on the cover.
In the issue, Adam fesses up about being a male slut, why American Idol sucks, what it was like to have a gay brother, and why he’s okay with people speculating about his sexuality.
It’s no secret that I love Adam Levine, but I also love a man who is very comfortable with his sexuality. Unless we all have eye sight problems, we are able to recognize when one person is good looking and when another is not. When guys claim that they “don’t know!” if another guy is ugly or attractive, that never sits well with me. I can’t be with anyone who makes borderline homophobic comments because he wants to prove how straight he is. Levine’s not like that.
“I’m extremely comfortable in my sexuality, so I can think, Oh, that’s a good-looking dude. Acknowledging that someone’s attractive and wanting to fuck a dude are two different things.” That’s right honey! Tell me more.
“There’s no way to hide my straightness, but if people didn’t think there was a small chance I was gay, then I wouldn’t be doing my job very well. Look at the best ones, guys whose sexuality was always questioned. Bowie. Jagger. Freddie Mercury. I wouldn’t be the front man of a band if that question hadn’t come up at some point.”
On being a man whore: “With a lot of guys who are hypersexual, it comes from some sort of disdain or dislike — they’re guys who love getting laid but don’t really respect women. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been totally promiscuous and slutty in my lifetime, because I have.”
On homophobia and racism: “When the ‘F word’ and the ‘N word’ are equally taboo, when you can’t just walk around saying that word — which you can, to be brutally honest — that’ll be when it’s really real. Homophobia and racism are very different and have a very different history behind them.
On The Voice: That show’s become a part of me. Being in a position where you can help these people out and — of course I get paid, and of course it’s good for my career as well. But there’s a lot of real talent, and it makes me excited to know I’m part of that.”
On what he’s learned from The Voice: “Doing the show has made me realize my own shortcomings. It’s made me want to improve upon them. Your personality is under the microscope. I’ve always had a slight chip on my shoulder about the fact that people might perceive me a certain way without really knowing my character. That maybe I was just kind of a bimbo. I wanted to show them, Hey, look, I can play. I’ve got a brain, and I’m not a total idiot. I wanted to set the record straight, I guess.”
On his career: “I used to have a very set idea of what I wanted to accomplish — I want to be like the Police, or I want to be like that guy. But when I turned 30, I thought to myself, My career’s going to be its own thing, something that other people will aspire to, hopefully. I don’t want to have anybody else’s trajectory. It took a long time to figure it out, because anything less than being this person, as far as the way I’m perceived in the world, would have been unsatisfactory. Now I’ve kind of come into my own.”