A lot of pop stars make a show of not caring what the public thinks of them, but Adam Levine seems to have reached a point in his career where he genuinely doesn’t give a sh!t what his fans (or The Voice co-hosts) have to say about him.
Adam covers the new issue of Details magazine, where he’s declared the “new king of pop.” Adam avoids responding to that bit of fawning praise and instead keeps it real with honest answers about everything from the future of his band to his attitude toward women.
On the start of his band: Everybody wanted to be the Strokes, and I wanted to sound like Michael Jackson and write pop songs. Maroon 5 may not be groundbreaking—we’re not fucking Arcade Fire—but we did sh!t that other bands weren’t really getting down with.
On the ladies: “There’s two kinds of men. There are men who are f**king misogynist pigs, and then there are men who just really love women, who think they’re the most amazing people in the world. And that’s me. Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much.”
On fame: “I love attention. I can’t stand not having it. It just has to be the right kind. To do what you love, to be with the people you love? That’s all I want. That’s the ‘kwan.’