Wednesday, February 10, 2010

DAMAGE CONTROL: John Mayer's apology

Ok so this morning John Mayer had the internet/ blogging world in a frenzy after a few comments from his Playboy mag interview started circulating. If you missed it, lemme get you up to speed. Here's part of the interview:

PLAYBOY: If you didn’t know you, would you think you’re a douche bag?

MAYER: It depends on what I picked up. My two biggest hits are “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “Daughters.” If you think those songs are pandering, then you’ll think I’m a douche bag. It’s like I come on very strong. I am a very…I’m just very. V-E-R-Y. And if you can’t handle very, then I’m a douche bag. But I think the world needs a little very. That’s why black people love me.

PLAYBOY: Because you’re very?
MAYER: 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 nigger 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.’”

PLAYBOY: It is true; a lot of rappers love you. You recorded with Common and Kanye West, played live with Jay-Z.

MAYER: What is being black? It’s making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.

PLAYBOY: Do black women throw themselves at you?

MAYER: I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.

PLAYBOY: Let’s put some names out there. Let’s get specific.
MAYER: I always thought Holly Robinson Peete was gorgeous. Every white dude loved Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And Kerry Washington. She’s superhot, and she’s also white-girl crazy. Kerry Washington would break your heart like a white girl. Just all of a sudden she’d be like, “Yeah, I sucked his dick. Whatever.” And you’d be like, “What? We weren’t talking about that.” That’s what “Heartbreak Warfare” is all about, when a girl uses jealousy as a tactic.

ooooookay! Shocked? upset? no longer like Johnny boy?
1st off, John Mayer has a dry sense of humor and is very honest ( if you were a listener of his music, you'd know this #justsaying )
I saw that alot of folks had shit to say about this and i'm like hmmm...y'all are making it too easy! I mean just because someone doesnt like you, does not make them racist.
And let's not forget he did say he was gonna "going to start dating separately from my dick" so maybe there's hope for all you who are pissed at the moment lol.
Then you bustas have the nerve to be upset that he used the N word when y'all slay that word on a DAILY basis, are you serious? is it ok for YOU to say nigger/nigga because you're "black" really? If that's how you think then may the good lord be with you..'s the apology John summed up:
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. 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. I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock. I don't have the stomach for it. 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. I just wanted to play the guitar for people. Everything else just sort of popped up and I improvised, and kept doubling down on it...
Via John C. Mayer

1 comment:

MsHoneii said...

People went over bored with this. He didn't sound like anything to be but a damn guy. Seriously. He didn't sound racist. So he doesn't wanna f**k a black chick, ok and???

So he said nigger . . . umm last time i check niggas say niggas all the time. He's right if somebody really did have a HOOD PASS than he could say the word NIGGA without people getting mad so get over it.