John Mayer is slamming country singer Taylor Swift over “Dear John,” a tune Swift penned about her short-lived relationship with Mayer.
It’s taken the “Shadow Days” singer nearly a year to address the song that he says he was “really humiliated” by, adding that “it made me feel terrible 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.”
On the track, Swift paints Mayer as a womanizer that made her “cry” and toyed with her heart. Mayer says he was shocked when he learned of the song. “I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call,” he says in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“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 also blasted Swift’s songwriting skills, commenting, ”I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting. I know she’s the biggest thing in the world, and I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship, but I think it’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s bulls**t.”