Humiliated John Mayer slams Taylor Swift's 'lousy' song (+video)

John Mayer isn't happy that Taylor Swift wrote a song about him. Photo / Supplied
John Mayer isn't happy that Taylor Swift wrote a song about him. Photo / Supplied

John Mayer says he was "humiliated" by Taylor Swift's song about their relationship.

The guitarist was reportedly the inspiration behind his former lover's track Dear John - which came out a few months after he was slammed for branding ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson "sexual napalm" - but he is upset about the record, saying it was a "lousy" thing to write.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: "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?

"It made me feel terrible. 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."

The song was included on Taylor's multi-million selling Speak Now album, and features cutting lyrics, including: "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?"

John had a brief relationship with Taylor before Speak Now came out, and shortly afterwards he took two years away from music to deal with some vocal problems.

The 34-year-old musician - who has also dated other beauties including Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston - also took aim at Taylor for writing the song and it being so obviously about their relationship.

He added: "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 bull****t."

Watch the video for Dear John:

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