John Mayer apologizes for using N-word in Playboy interview, but what about Jessica Simpson?
Tampa Bay fans may have swooned at John Mayer's concert at the St. Pete Times Forum last week, but the rest of the music-loving world is cringing or worse at some of Mayer's recent comments in a March Playboy interview released this week. What could he have said? Oh, let's start with the dreaded N-word in a completely unnecessary context.
"Someone asked me the other day, 'What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?'" Mayer told the mag, referring to his friendliness with rappers like Common, Kanye West and Jay-Z. "And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n----- pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass? But I said, 'I can’t really have a hood pass. I’ve never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, "We’re full." ' ”
Ohhhh boy. Not only that, but he also said "maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude's" and that he really doesn't have a thing for black women.
"I don’t think I open myself to it. My d--- is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f---in’ David Duke c---. I’m going to start dating separately from my d---."
Wow. Uhm, John, you do realize you're being quoted, right? He does, because he took to his Twitter account, @johncmayer, to say a few things after people started calling for him to be stoned in the public square.
"Re: using the 'N word' in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it's such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there's no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged," he wrote in several posts.
"And while I'm using today for looking at myself under harsh light, I think it's time to stop trying to be so raw in interviews... It started as an attempt to not let the waves of criticism get to me, but it's gotten out of hand and I've created somewhat of a monster. ... Again, because I don't want anyone to think I'm equivocating: I should have never said the word and I will never say it again."
Of course, he also refers to his past relationship with Jessica Simpson this way: “Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me. Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say," then adding, "It was like napalm, sexual napalm. Did you ever say, ‘I want to quit my life and just f---in’ snort you? If you charged me $10,000 to f--- you, I would start selling all my s--- just to keep f---ing you.’”
So yeah, maybe not being so raw would be a good thing all around, John. Why do you ladies like him so much, again?
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