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John Mayer’s Controversial, Racist Interview Causes Twitter Uproar

Posted on February 11, 2010 by
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John Mayer should perhaps think before he talks, and stick to playing his guitar after his controversial comments in a Playboy magazine interview, in which he used the “N” word, among other comments. Subsequently, he doesn’t have many fans from the hip-hop community at this time.

MTVnews.com reports that Mayer apologized yesterday for some of the content of his interview, where he freely talked about sex, former girlfriends Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, and made comments that some believe to be as racist. He described his penis as being “sort of like a white supremacist” since he doesn’t sleep with black women and has a lack of “a hood pass”.

The whole debacle has caused quite the stir on Twitter, where many celebs from the hip-hop community have tweeted their thoughts on the whole matter.

The Roots’ was perhaps one of the only who seemed to be in a forgiving mood. “Hmmm. I’ll give Mayer a benefit of the doubt (remember how people misinterpreted my photo?) and assume that was a punch line gone awry,” Referring to a photo of an apparently racist lunch menu at the NBC café that ?uest posted as a joke for Black History Month. The drummer then added, “LOL then again on 2nd read … can’t wait to see spin on this. I swear his #1 demographic is the white dude black women would do in a second.”

Talib Kweli wasn’t having it and tweeted, “My man John Mayer love the taste of his own foot.”

Joell Ortiz tweeted, “John Mayer will get off the hook just like Asher Roth did. Throw money, a lame apology and some good PR at us and we forget. … John Mayer should not open his mouth unless he is singing.”

That is exactly what the 32-year-old singing sensation has already started doing. He wrote this apology yesterday via Twitter, in hopes that fans would show some sympathy: “I am sorry that I used the ['N'] 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. He added, “I will never say it again.” Well, we should hope so.

He then added to his apology at a concert last night in Nashville, as he broke down onstage, stopped playing and told the crowd, “I quit the media game. I’m out. I’m done. I just want to play my guitar.”

“I decided that I would try to be as clever as possible all the time and I did that at the expense of the people that I love, and that feels absolutely terrible,” Mayer continued.

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