After angering some by dropping the N-word and comparing his penis to David Duke in an interview with Playboy, John Mayer tweeted that he’s sorry for offending anyone and that all he wants to do is play his guitar. Then last night he reiterated that thoughts during a performance in Nashville. Oh, and he also broke down into tears onstage.
While performing his tune “Gravity” Wednesday at Nashville’s Sommet Center, Mayer, 32, stopped playing and apologized to his bandmates, some of whom were African-American.
“In the quest to be clever,” he began, “I completely forgot about the people that I love and that love me.”
He then said that he had entered a world of “selfishness and greediness and arrogance.” He said that he thought if he could just be “speedy and witty and pull together as many fast words and phrases as I could, that I would be clever enough to buy myself another day without anybody pinning me down and saying, ‘You’re a creep.’
“I should have just given that up and played the guitar,” he went on. “I didn’t. So I decided I would try to be as clever as possible all the time, and I did that at the expense of people that I love and that feels absolutely terrible.
He then added that was going to “quit the media game,” adding, “I just want to play my guitar.” We’ll see how long this lasts.