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John Mayer hits out at Taylor Swift over world’s lamest beef track

by | 6th, June 2012

HIP HOP is well known for well-publicised beefs, but now we’ve got one between two of the lamest, wettest humans in the known universe. You see, Taylor Swift wrote a thinly-veiled dig at former beau and all-round douche, John Mayer… and he’s not happy about it.

Of course, Mayer is known for his controversial views on exes and women. You may recall his referring to Jessica Simpson as “sexual napalm”, which is nice. Well, now he’s all seriously upset by something one of his other flings has said about him.

Mayer has told Rolling Stone magazine that he was “really humiliated” when he heard Taylor Swift’s diss track “Dear John,” which was allegedly written about him. “It made me feel terrible,” Mayer said, “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.”

Swift sings:

“Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong / Don’t you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?/ Dear John/ I see it all now that you’re gone/ Don’t you think I was too young/ To be messed with/ The girl in the dress/ Cried the whole way home.”

Mayer told Rolling Stone that he didn’t like being caught on the hop, saying he only learned about Swift’s heartbreak only after hearing her song. “I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call. 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?”

Of course, this whole thing has sent twitter into meltdown with people taking sides and potshots at each camp, making this the officially the most beige battle to ever take place.

He then took a swipe at Swift’s songwriting abilities, saying: “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 bullshit.”

If you can stand the saccharine nonsense, have a listen yourself:



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