Adam Levine Covers OUT With Details of Gay Brother, Sluttiness + Bullying
Adam Levine is a good looking man with no qualms about dropping trousers, gettin’ nekkid, or posing for the cover of a gay magazine. Levine covers the latest issue of OUT and he looks as handsome as ever, thanks to a five o’clock shadow that would make Joe Jonas jealous, piercing stare, and worn leather jacket. Throw in a blue flannel and Levine is ready to rock … For fall.
In the accompanying shots, Levine shows off his inventory of tattoos, goes shirtless more than once and looks lost in thought more often than not. While his music and work in Maroon 5 made Levine a legit star, his role as a coach on ‘The Voice‘ turned the pop culture dial to 11 when it comes to the ‘She Will Be Loved’ crooner.
We are already (happily) familiar with the body, but what about the mind of Adam Levine?
Some of his choice cuts and revelations from the feature are below, where the singer speaks about having a gay brother, about his former status as a “slut,” his stance on bullying and his love for his ‘Voice’ charge, Javier Colon. Levine was nearly moved to tears when speaking about the man he mentored whom he now loves like family. Without further adieu, here’s what we learned about Levine:
He has a gay brother: “Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two.”
He has, in fact, been a slut: “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.”
He has mad love for Javier Colon, his team member who won on ‘The Voice’: He became really close to Colon, and recounts a discussion that they had: “Everyone knows you’re an amazing singer, but what they may not know is that you’re such an amazing guy,” Levine noted. “I’ve grown so close to you as a friend, and I’ve got so much love for you. And it’s really hard for me to root for someone that I don’t genuinely….” He chokes up at this point, according to OUT and then finished,”…That I don’t genuinely love very much.”
He had a crappy high school situation and doesn’t like Perez Hilton but still got involved in the It Gets Better anti-bullying project: “High school f—ing sucked, but if you can get through it, there’s a whole world that exists beyond people treating you badly…Perez [Hilton] asked me to do it. I found it strange that one of the biggest bullies on Earth is asking me. I was really not a fan of his. I thought he was part of the problem. In doing this, I was hoping for a change in him, and I saw one. The guy has changed his tune quite a bit. I respect that.”
He supports gay marriage: “The fact that gay marriage isn’t legal everywhere at this point is a joke. But there are things now that you never thought would have existed, so I think that we’re kind of in good shape.”