Singer John Mayer has apologised via Twitter for his disastrous Playboy interview and for uttering the word “nigger”.
“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.”
The man is so far up his own backside! He deserves to be brought down a peg or two.
All I can do is laugh. His comment about black people loving him and his remarks about what being black means still tickles me.
The Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z aka J-Hova aka Hov aka Lucifer co-sign, really went to old Johnny Boy’s head!
Ha ha ha!
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This is bollocks.
Why so much effort to police the rest of the world, whereas our own collective houses aren’t in order? Makes no sense.
I personally don’t care if a White person calls me nigger. While this may be indicative of a greater problem/a minority (as in not widely shared) view, the word just doesn’t bother me. I could care less what some racist cracker (which I don’t think Mayer is) says. I’m more concerned w/what my people are doing-in other words, my room needs to be clean before I can berate my roommate for not cleaning hers…
Simplified, yes; but should it be anymore complicated?
We live with the rest of the world sundance. I remember you not being happy about the transformer movie because of blacks being stereotyped as uneducated. I was not bothered in the least bit about. People will express themselves however they like, and then move on and learn from it.
If he had not said this in a magazine but his own backyard and kept it that way, who would be checking for him? Certainly not me. If he felt it appropriate to express himself in public that way, he can handle the backlash he gets.
True, dera, true…
I stand humbly corrected!
LMAO @ Jan girl you are hilarious got me cacklin’ at work!! smh….
Know this my friend, it’s only real people like you who have the strength, and boldness to speak out on behalf of us all. Sometimes the words we use often to explain the ugliness of the world we live in offend few – but for the majority, and especially your fans, WE HEAR YOU! No worries.
In my opinion, being politically correct anymore may as well be another hit cartoon on TV.
Thank you for a few minutes in a song that brings the world you get to experience closer to home for us that enjoy your music and talent – for the beautiful, as well as the ugliness that exist everywhere.
Keep doing what you’re doing, and YOUR FANS GOT YOUR BACK.
Tali & Friends