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Maroon 5’s Adam Levine takes a bag of powdered sugar to the face

The assailant took the Maroon 5 singer's song literally.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on May 7, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 9:39 pm CDT

We’re pretty sure Adam Levine wasn’t actually singing about sugar when he sang “Won’t you come and put it down on me” in “Sugar.”

The Maroon 5 lead singer found himself in a case of literal song interpretation after appearing on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. He stopped outside of Kimmel’s studio in Hollywood to sign autographs and take photos with fans when a man threw a bag of powdered sugar at Levine.

Levine’s security quickly apprehended the suspect, who was arrested by police. Although the man has not been identified, it’s reportedly the same person who once threw a rock at Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and currently has five people who are pressing charges against him for battery, including Levine.

Ironically, the incident came just after Levine spoke to Jimmy Kimmel about a similar experience: the fear he felt when a fan unexpectedly came onstage, albeit one with a lesser intent than the man who threw sugar at him.

“And the thing is, was she a 90-pound harmless girl? Definitely,” he said. “Did it feel—because it was so jarring in the moment and my eyes were closed and I was attacked by somebody—did it feel like a sumo wrestler? Yeah.”

H/T Huffington Post | Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

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*First Published: May 7, 2015, 12:38 pm CDT