Watch a Young Adam Levine Do His Best Bobby Brown Impression
Adam Levine stopped by 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on Monday where the late-night talk show host surprised the Maroon 5 frontman with video footage of him as a young boy impersonating Bobby Brown.
Leno baited the 'Voice' coach by asking about his childhood and the first time he performed. Levine explained that he was a shy kid that came out of his shell during a birthday party at a popular local establishment called Closet Stars.
"You know there's that place where everyone has their birthday party? It's the trendy spot to have your birthday party ... This was a place where you went and it was kind of like karaoke but you didn't really sing the songs," Levine explained. "You go backstage and they put these sunglasses and cool stuff on you and you come out and sing your favorite song. So they made me do it, and I'm shy and didn't want to do it."
Leno then asked if any tape of that performance exists, to which the singer responded, "Yeah, but they're probably just buried."
But in fact, they weren't. Leno cut to video footage of the star shaking it on stage to the sounds of Brown's 'Don't Be Cruel.' It's hard to imagine Levine was a shy kid, judging by the way he worked it for the audience back then. His response to the video? "Wow ... Wow."
Watch Adam Levine Perform to Bobby Brown's 'Don't Be Cruel'