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Adam Levine: Why I Was Promiscuous

Adam Levine: Why I Was Promiscuous

Adam Levine is crowned the new king of pop on the cover of Details magazine’s June 2012 issue.

Here’s what the 33-year-old Maroon 5 front man had to share:

On his personality: “I’m fiercely independent, but I’m also terrified of being alone. I travel in a pack. I like to be surrounded, not just with my boys, but with family, too.”

On women: “There’s two kinds of men. There are men who are f—ing 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 enjoying the spotlight: “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.’”

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Also included: Adam celebrating his cover at Dominick’s Restaurant with Matthew Morrison and Details Editor-In-Chief Dan Pereson on Tuesday (May 29) in Los Angeles.

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Credit: Jason Merritt; Photos: Getty
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  • joa

    King of pop ? yeah right ….

  • seeaaaa

    that’s why you “wanted to” you mean that’s why you “still do”

  • Skounoupi

    i really like adam and marron 5 but i don’t think he is the new king of pop..

  • Mark

    Yean Adam! It looks like you’ve matured. But don’t repeat the same mistakes again: Get rid of fame hungry women, especially famewh@re models !!!

  • brian

    king of pop??


    King of Autotune.

  • LOL OK.

    The King of Pop? And Maroon 5 have sold no where NEAR as well as Michael Jackson? Yeah. D*mb*ss magazine.

  • Mel

    Adam Levine! So hot and talented! You could try some different kind of woman: forget models for a while….

  • LOL OK.

    And I actually like Maroon 5. Their early stuff more than now…

  • Saul

    @brian: I’m sure he doesn’t use autotune, cuz he doesn’t need it. Have you ever listened to him singing live? Just do it.

  • NotAGirl

    I’d place him under: “f—ing misogynist pigs”.

  • Jerry

    He’s a good musician and is so likeable on The Voice but he tries way too hard in interviews. Yeah, he makes good pop – but it sure as sherbert does not make him the KING of pop!

  • Sandy

    OMG!! This man is so handsome and charming. He’s HOT! And I love Maroon 5. The new king of pop? Probably not, but whatever…

  • laura

    new king of pop?? really?
    what a joke!

  • Dubya Bush

    Wow is he for real? lol

  • megan

    Adam is so HOT!! I love watching him on the voice!!

  • Andressa

    Well, I love Maroon 5 and I love Adam… but the new king of pop?!??!?! Sorry, there’s only one!

  • alisha

    I think he is the king of pop hes awesome and has worked hard for his success.

  • Roman

    I really love women too…

  • Nessa

    I hate myself for this, but I think he is so hot. He is a d0uche, but a s.xy one. He would definitely be my shame f*ck.

  • heyyou

    Adam, honey, your ego it’s pretty big! Just calm down a little bit and stop thinking your the best in the whole world, and everybody loves you!
    I admit: you are hot and you sing well, but there are more important things than those.

  • L.

    Adam is charming, smart, talented and handsome.
    He didn’t call himself “king of pop” so bounce off him; the magazine did, and his success tells he’s a decent candidate, at least.
    I hope he finds love again: definitely that Anne V was just using him fir fame, and hopefully next time he will give his heart to someone better than a fake famewh@re with butterface and a huge hunger for paparazzi.
    Adam… Keep being yourself and someone right for you will make you happy forever.
    You rock!

  • rochelle

    This guy sounds like a mosquito when he sings!!!!

  • ha ha

    Another john mayer type. He should just admit he may not hate women but just uses them to f/uck. He loves em yeah right! Pu$$y!

  • Alaia

    Maroon 5 are really not good any more. Songs About Jane was a nice, effortless first album. Now they are pretty damn horrible.

  • Ioana

    “Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much.”
    I am sorry what? :))
    Oh, I really loved Maroon 5′s music in the beginning. Now, not that much :(

  • Dave Franco

    This guy has such a punchable face. The biggest douche in hollywood.

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  • Mkhay

    LOL he sounds like a totally Dbag.
    So he loves them so much he loves sleeping around on them?
    Makes sooo much sense

  • John

    “i really love women” sounds like a stupid reason for a whore

  • Maxwell

    He’s a tool. He only says that about women to make them swoon. The more he talks the less I like him and I did like some of M5 music.

  • Sandy

    @L.: DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sandra

    Hello people gimme a break! Adam did not call himself the new king of pop! Details mag did ! He’s a talented guy and he has his space in music industry. For his private life I hope he finds someone decent to love in the future. Forget famechasers Adam!

  • danni

    F—ing misogynist pigs or someone who just really loves women, either way you sleep with a lot of women, so you don’t really CARE about their feelings, both kinda selfish, seems like a cheap way to make people think you’re not a pig, but you are.

  • Lily

    WAS promiscuous? He still is.

  • Hamed

    alright , you stick with women but dont even think about “king of pop”!
    by the way , if you really had respect and love for women…well…we all know you want women for what!

  • Oh my

    Let James talk sometimes ok.

  • hmmm

    i think he means he respects women and doesn’t call them degrading names. that is about as far as i’d go in defining the difference between him and a misogynist. but is he hard to live with? that is the true test of whether he is a misogynist or not. has it made it that far in a relationship?

    he has to be careful what he says because most of his fans are women to begin with.

    i don’t really follow him so don’t know anything about him. i just wanted to read his statement on promiscuity.

  • hmmm

    my view is a guy with tattoos probably has some tendencies towards misogyny. his misogyny is probably not as pronounced as the big beefy mouthy guys. i can’t stand them.

  • hmmm

    maybe the reason men are misogynists is because they aren’t getting any, in other words….lol


  • hmmm

    a misogynist is someone who bashes women– women do it too.

  • hmmm

    read the misogynistic men bashing him on this

  • hmmm

    *wanted to sleep with* does not mean *did*

  • Lulani

    He is such a douche!!!!! And this interview not only clarifies it. he also comes accross as being a complete prick also!!! Not in the least bit attractive!!!! what ever happened to modesty????

  • newsflash

    newsflash ladies and gents: Adam was promiscuous with Anne V.

    they weren’t married.

    if you have sex with someone you are not married to then it means you are promiscuous. that’s most of the people who bothered to post to this thread—promiscuous.

    if you have sex with your bf or gf you are promiscuous.

  • Sam

    I’ve noticed that he always says really weird things in interviews but on The Voice you can tell he’s actually a pretty nice person and doesn’t have a huge ego. His interviews make him look like a d-bag.

  • interview

    maybe christina aguilera was doing the interview

  • Frank Wunder

    He should stick to singing as he’s obviously not capable of offering a coherent or interesting thought.

  • Chloe


    I do agree that he is handsome, but charming? Not really. I don’t find anything charming about someone that likes to be too loose lipped about himself. I read the entire interview and all that stood out to me amidst everything else he talked on was his ‘true views’ on women. He loves women so much? No; he loves what’s between their legs so much.

  • KeepitReal


    Get the definition right, first of all. You know very well what promiscuous really means: ” having sexual relations with a number of partners on a casual basis”,

    Regardless of how many women he’s slammed in his or anyone else’s bed, he let the whole world know, and now whoever reads the article can make up their own minds on what to really think of him. I personally think he likes telling all of his business to get a reaction out of people; and he clearly doesn’t care what others may think of his latest interview, because if he did, he’d keep his mouth closed once in a while.

  • hmmmm

    anyway i really doubt paris hilton or lindsay lohan slept with him. people assume too much.