John Mayer Says He Was 'Humiliated' By Taylor Swift Breakup Song

John Mayer is firing back at Taylor Swift, 22, this week for writing a song that was allegedly about their rumored relationship and subsequent breakup.

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?



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  • Emma

    I thought this was hilarious and Kanye was right. Taylor Swift has not talent and writes the same songs over and over again.

  • Alex Larsen
    Alex Larsen

    Team Grohl! Courtney Love is a trainwreck.

  • just-saying

    get over yourself, ugly punk jerk. That's how it feels when the shoe is on the other foot. Deal with it.

  • Daniel Griffin
    Daniel Griffin

    So he was humiliated by a song, but had no problem telling the world in a Rolling Stone interview what he did in bed with Jessica Simpson. Guess that's okay. Karma's a bitch huh John....

  • Stephanie Hensley
    Stephanie Hensley

    I thought he was doing the whole maturity thing now? Now he just sounds like a pre-pubescent punk.

  • Gwen

    John -- you should have known.

  • just.not.right

    you are a hypocrite Mayer. you can dish it out but you can't take it! you deserve to be humiliated.. all of the terrible things you've done & said to the women you've been with. it took a child to finally stand up to you. she is going to write about her personal experiences.. if you didn't want to be a song title then you should've never gotten with her.

  • miss.rouso

    personally, i think the song is beautiful. you can't blame her for writting what she knows.. taylor -- you're amazing!

  • Pat

    Guess what? That's what singer/songwriters do. Carly Simon, Alanis Morisette, it's not rocket science.

  • nmad

    Not a fan of TS, but give me a break. He was/is way older than him, and knew exactly what he was doing. And judging by the comments he's made about people he's dated through the years, this guy needs to be humiliated

  • Jackie Briggs Vermillion
    Jackie Briggs Vermillion

    I think she was too young for him anyways. She likely was/is too immature for a relationship with someone that age and this is how she dealt with it.