Maroon 5's "Animals" NSFW Music Video Should Come With A "Watch At Own Risk" Warning — VIDEO

I'd been warned via Gchat about the music video for Maroon 5’s “Animals,” aka That Song With The Terrifying Lyrics. And I've expected madness from the vid ever since I saw that photograph of Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo covered in blood on set. Even so, as I sat down to watch the music video for the first time Monday afternoon, I was not prepared for what I was about to put into my eyes.

Right out the gate, the music video sets the stage with the following series of images: A butcher shop, blood runs down a wall, a meat cleaver, rain, Adam Levine in a hairnet and glasses handling raw meat, a hand reaching for a back, a camera, Prinsloo in various states of undress, and a stack of developed photographs.

This will not end well, I thought. This will not end well at all.

I was right.

In the music video for “Animals,” Levine plays a bespectacled butcher who stalks Prinsloo. He photographs her while she sleeps. He spends a lot of time in a meat locker. He thinks about her as he caresses giant sides of beef hanging from meathooks. He rubs animal blood on his bare torso. He follows her to a nightclub. He fantasizes about doing the deed with Prinsloo. In said fantasy (at least, I think it's a fantasy), blood rains down on Prinsloo and Levine. It's a lot.

The true "highlight," however, is this moment:

Yes, that is Adam Levine hugging an enormous cut of raw meat as it swings from a hook.

The runner-up:

A blood-stained Adam Levine howls in a meat locker.

Quite frankly, I do not have the emotional energy to unpack this meaty music video (womp womp). There is too much to digest (womp womp). Watch the NSFW vid here... IF YOU DARE:

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