Adam Levine may be ready to settle down with his fiance (and Victoria’s Secret model), Behati Prinsloo, but he wasn’t always that way. In fact, according to Adam, there was a time when he was way more in touch with his inner rockstar — maybe a little too in touch.

Totally understandable. Let’s examine the facts: He’s one of the best looking guys in music (or anywhere), he’s the frontman for one of the most popular bands out there, and of course, he’s loaded. Who wouldn’t get a little carried away? In a recent interview with GQ, Adam admits that he fell victim to letting the whole rockstar thing go to his head… a time he calls living on “the primal level.”

“All of a sudden I had money in my bank account,” Adam explains. “I hadn’t had a break in a long time. And I went a little… nuts. I deserved to go a little bit nuts. And I had the time of my life.”

And because of the way he acted — and, you know, the other stuff that makes him amazing — Adam wouldn’t be surprised to find out there are people out there who don’t actually like him.

“Would it be really easy to assume I was a douchebag? Definitely. One hundred percent,” Adam says. “I’m not an easy guy to root for.”

But given the chance, Adam says, he could probably change their minds.

“If I knew everyone in the world, they would love me. Every… one of them,” Adam says. “I’m not arrogant. I’m cocky. It’s different. Cocky is playful.”

Need to know more about the wild time in Adam’s life? His issue of GQ hits newsstands July 1.

Source: GQ