John Mayer’s Playboy interview: foot meet mouth

Feb 10, 2010 by Ian Evans

Guitarist John Mayer has taken to his Twitter account to apologize for comments made in an upcoming interview with Playboy. Besides talking about sex with Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston being a technophobe, the interview also had the Grammy-winner using the N-word.

Mayer tweeted that he needs to stop “trying to be so raw in interviews.”

In the interview, done for the magazine’s March edition, Mayer called Jessica Simpson “sexual napalm” and said of Jennifer Aniston, “The brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think she’s still hoping it goes back to 1998.”

The shocking comments came when he talked about having a large black fan base. Mayer said that, “Someone asked me the other day, ‘What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?’ 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, 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.’”

He also explained why he didn’t date black women, saying that his penis was like a “white supremacist.”

Mayer tweeted his regret at his choice of words: “…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 said.