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John Mayer

Sorry for Dropping

the N-Word

2/10/2010 6:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John MayerJohn Mayer is apologizing for using the N-Word in that explosively controversial Playboy interview in which he compared his penis to a white supremacist.

During the interview, Mayer stated that "black people" love him -- and then he brought up the topic of a "hood pass."

While explaining the meaning of a hood pass, Mayer said, "It's sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n*gger pass."

But moments ago, Mayer issued an apology, via Twitter, saying "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."

Mayer added, "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."

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166.

Choolwe    

Ouch,now that really sucks John.We now know what you think about black people and pliz dont try to be Mr Nice guy.You just lost am fun.

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167.

shuffler    


I'm still surprised people buy and/or read Playboy and/or Playboy-branded products.

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168.

uhljjangkitty    

IM LOST HERE. Y DID THE INTERVIEWER EVEN MENTION BLACK WOMEN IN THIS
INTERVIEW. IM A WHITE WOMAN AND DONT EVEN FIND JOHN MAYER THE LEAST
BIT ATTRACTIVE. NOR DO I THINK BLACK WOMEN WANT HIM TO BEGIN WITH.
ALOT OF WHITE WOMEN LIKE BLACK MEN NO OFFENSE LOL JOHN MAYER HAS HIS
PREFERENCE YES BUT TO TALK CRAP ABOUT OTHERS WHOM YOU DONT PREFER
ISNT A PREFERENCE BUT HATE. ITS JUST ANOTHER REASON FOR AMERICA TO
SINGLE OUT BLACK WOMEN AND PUT THEM LOWER ON A PEDESTAL OF BEAUTY

ANOTHER THING. ALOT OF WHITE MEN ACTUALLY DO LIKE BLACK WOMEN. HES
TALKING ABOUT HIS PENIS BEING KKK BUT AS I RECALL KKK MEMBERS RAPED
BLACK WOMEN BECAUSE THEY KNEW BLACK WOMEN DIDNT WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH
THEM BY CHOICE. ANOTHER THING. BACK IN THE SLAVE TIMES WHITES RAPED
BLACK WOMEN AS WELL JUST TO HAVE BETTER LOOKING KIDS. KNOW YOUR
HISTORY.

IF WHITE MEN DIDNT LIKE BLACK WOMEN SO MUCH THERE WOULDNT BE SO MANY
BIRACIAL KIDS.

1528 days ago
169.

please    

He's just a nerd who can play a guitar. He thinks since he has a couple of hit records and people scream for him at concerts that he's exempt from good behavior. He's arrogant alright. What a tool.

1528 days ago
170.

mommasboy    

John Mayer is a pig and every time he opens his mouth he proves it over and over. It's too bad because he has a musical gift. I cannot believe any intelligent woman would ever be seen with this d-word. He has the maturity of a 5th grader.

1528 days ago
171.

plumbkins    

Build a bridge and get over it! Anyone who objectively listens to what John says, understands it wasn't anything racially charged...omg get a life people...

1528 days ago
172.

SUN    

Just in case there is one good-samaritan... my daughters school needs votes to win a free prom. I guess this is a desperate measure. If any one is kind enough to vote for her school, it would be greatly appreciated. Her high school does so much chairty work for others, and they so deserve a break. Just go to delllounge.com/superprom and register and double click on North Farmington High School. Thank you to any who vote.

1528 days ago
173.

Bleau Gables    

what a ststement/comment to make.....There's a Thin Line between Love and Hate....maybe Blacks will forgive you and continue to love you as you say.....But there's a "Think line" you will never be able to repair this...

1528 days ago
174.

yika    

Over the course of the next five hours, Mayer and Perez pretty much ignored everyone else in the room and engaged in a heated non-stop conversation, the highlight of which was John confronting Perez about whether or not we really think he's gay.

It went like this:

John: "You think I'm gay don't you?"

Perez: "Yes."

John: "I'm not."

Perez: "Have you ever had a penis in your mouth?"

John: "Yes."

Perez: "Your'e gay!"

Mayer has already admitted to making out with Perez. Hopefully one day soon he will admit he's had a penis in his mouth too!

P.S. We'll happily take another lie detector test to prove all this is true!


1528 days ago
175.

Denise    

John Mayer you are a ass wipe.

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176.

THERESA RUBINFIELD    

207. Its ghetto pass (not hood pass) you fool, man why is race always brought up with people that have no relavence to any nationality but there own. Just because you did a couple songs with black artists does not mean black people love you.

Posted at 7:49AM on Feb 11th 2010 by J Cool


YOU are the most offending here. White people of America call themselves AMERICANS.......your blood is just as mixed!! We do not need to put a country before American.

BTW- The word you are looking for is ETHNIC background.

Now who's the fool?


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L337M4573R    

22. Race Traitor trying to be a black guy wanna be---typical suburban upbringing, acting all cool and "wid it"...dude hasnt a clue---in treatment of women, serving his country, showing respect when and where its due. Last time I checked dude you are white.

Posted at 5:32PM on Feb 10th 2010 by Q



dude i dont care if your black using the n word is wrong and you disrespect your ansesters every time you use it

1528 days ago
178.

L337M4573R    

31. SINCE John Mayer Supports Democrats and Barack Obama there is No Apology needed and he should feel free to say or do anything he wants based of his support.



Posted at 5:41PM on Feb 10th 2010 by John Mayer Supports Democrats & Barack Obama, therefore No Apology needed



fail.

because you susport a president that is black you can say the n word?

1528 days ago
179.

L337M4573R    

50. Most of you commenting on here, wouldn't have a nice thing to say about a White person if your life counted on it. Fact!

Posted at 5:57PM on Feb 10th 2010 by Mr. Q



are you accusing all the commenters of being black? what a ridiculus statement btw i like clint eastwood he has amazing movies so yeah your wrong

1528 days ago
180.

L337M4573R    

55. why isnt jayz on blast everytime he says the n word?

Posted at 5:59PM on Feb 10th 2010 by mike


because people think if another black person uses it its ok but its not no one should use it

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