John Mayer Says He Was ‘Humiliated’ By Taylor Swift Breakup Song
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Mayer, 34, takes aim at Swift’s 2010 tune, titled “Dear John,” calling it — among other things — cheap songwriting.
“It made me feel terrible,” he said. “Because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do.”
Mayer said he was especially confused by the song, given that he didn’t know how Swift felt about their relationship until he actually heard her lyrics.
“I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call,” he said, in the issue on stands Friday. “I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down.”
“I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?” he continued.
Mayer and Swift were rumored to have dated from 2009 until June 2010, following Swift’s relationship with Twilight actor Taylor Lautner. Their relationship was never officially confirmed.
Ironically, Mayer was once very outspoken about some of his famous relationships. In a now-controversial issue with Playboy, he compared his sexual relationship with ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson to crack cocaine.
“That girl is like crack cocaine to me,” he said. “Sexually it was crazy … It was like napalm, sexual napalm.”
Listen to Swift’s ‘Dear John’ below, then tell us: Whose side are you on in this celebrity feud?