John Mayer Insists He Hasn't 'Been a D**k in Many Years'
By Scott Baumgartner
John Mayer is sharing his take on his former bad boy status.
The hitmaking crooner covers the latest issue of Billboard magazine, in which he decides to set the record straight on his reputation among critics.
“Some people still say, ‘That guy’s a d**k.’ And I go, ‘Well, any of that data you’re working off of is really old,’” he states, defending himself. “I mean, I can tell you for sure that I haven’t been a d**k in many years. That’s a really outdated take... I probably had a run in my life where I wasn’t aware that there was anything I couldn’t have. And it made a monster out of me. And there’s something very freeing about you can’t."
For years, the now-41-year-old singer was known for his charming-yet-acerbic demeanor while dating a slew of Hollywood stars including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Aniston. It’s an image that he seems determined to dispense with.
Recently, he caught a lot of flak for hinting at the number of women he’s slept with on his makeshift show, Current Mood. He admitted that it’s less than 500, leading to all manner of speculation and criticism, which prompted him to address the situation a second time. This time, he claimed to have only been with six women.
“I think that he made a very conscious decision years ago to put more on the table than anyone he knew,” he says. “He’s given most of his life to the invention ... I have a lot of respect and a lot of admiration and a lot of empathy for artists who devote more of themselves to their art than most other people do.”
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