According to the Maroon 5 frontman, he hasn’t been going around apologizing to his ex-girlfriends for being, well, so Adam Levine-y when they were together. In fact, this version of Levine — you know, the one trying to make nice before he becomes an honest man by marrying Behati Prinsloo — is “total fabrication.”
“I’d like to clear the record right now, I totally did not do that. That was a very surprising thing to have heard come out,” he tells Howard Stern on his radio show.
“Completely untrue, completely 100 percent untrue,” he continues. “It sounds like a fantastic idea, and that was what was so weird about it too, the angle on it was that it wasn’t totally cool to have done that. I kinda wish I had done that. It would’ve been really nice.”
So, why doesn’t he?
“It’s so selfish and arrogant to call, ‘Sorry, it didn’t work out between us because you weren’t good enough for me.’ It’s kinda f**ked up to do that actually,” he explains.
“There was a time in my life when I lived probably a bit more on the primal level. And it was amazing,” he says. “That was kind of the foundation of all the negative sh*t I still get. I was out there having fun, you know. I didn’t give a sh*t, and I got burned for it. People change; people grow up, get more self-aware and in tune with all this sh*t.”