08/16/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
Adam Levine wouldn’t be offended if people thought he was into men. In fact, he’d embrace it.
“If people didn’t think there was a small chance I was gay, then I wouldn’t be doing my job very well,” the Maroon 5 rocker, 32, says in the September issue of Out magazine. “I wouldn’t be the front man of a band if that question hadn’t come up at some point.”
Although he says there’s “no way to hide my straightness,” Levine – who mentions David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury – notes that “the best” lead singers of all time are “guys whose sexuality was always questioned.”
“I’m extremely comfortable in my sexuality,” says The Voice judge, who is currently dating model Anne Vyalitsyna. “So I can think, ‘Oh, that’s a good-looking dude.’ Acknowledging that someone’s attractive and wanting to [sleep with them] are two different things.”