John Mayer Apologizes For Controversial Playboy Interview

'I've created somewhat of a monster,' singer says on Twitter about his open demeanor in interviews and arguably racist comments.

Not surprisingly, given his copious use of Twitter in the past, [artist id="1220799"]John Mayer[/artist] tweeted Wednesday about the uproar over his controversial interview with Playboy, in which he talked freely about sex, former girlfriends Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, and — most controversially — made comments about black women and his lack of a " 'hood pass" that many have perceived as racist.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday afternoon (February 10), Mayer wrote:

"Re: using the 'N word' in an interview: 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. 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.

"And while I'm using today for looking at myself under harsh light," he continued. "I think it's time to stop trying to be so raw in interviews. It started as an attempt to not let the waves of criticism get to me, but it's gotten out of hand and I've created somewhat of a monster. I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock. I don't have the stomach for it.

"Again, because I don't want anyone to think I'm equivocating: I should have never said the word and I will never say it again."

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