Adam Levine covers the May issue of Paper magazine and discusses his huge ego, obsession with marriage and how he's a "pain in the a**."
The Voice judge, who refers to co-star Christina Aguilera as "like rhinestones," says the other judges on the show weren't prepared for his personality.
"I'm a very competitive person and I think it took a minute for everyone else to get it," he told the magazine. "I can be a huge pain in the a**. But I'm also really nice and a completely affable and socially adept person. There's a difference between being an a**hole and a pain in the a**…"
So is that what went wrong with his relationship with model Anne V.? The two split less than a month ago with rumors that the singer was "blindsided." While he doesn't go into specifics, he does seem interested in long-term commitement.
"I'm extremely fascinated by marriage," he said. "I want to study marriage. I want to learn about it. I want to know it. I want to figure out whether or not I want to do it. I'm not just going to leap into it, because that's not good for anybody."
That being said, don't expect Adam to go through his engagement and nuptials in a conventional manner.
"I'm a big fan of not doing everything the way that I'm supposed to," he said. "I like to spike in some weirdness."