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John Mayer makes some good music. But when he has the opportunity to speak for any length of time, he often comes off as a jerk. And we were reminded of that in what could have been a sweet interaction between himself and another celebrity, Nicki Minaj.
And Nicki actually saw the tweet. Apparently, she was flattered by it. She even responded…twice.
John Mayer promptly flipped out.
But before the love connection could be sealed, the internet came through with some receipts about John Mayer’s past comments. They’re pretty hard to stomach.
As the date on the piece denotes, these comments were from an interview Mayer did with Playboy back in 2010. And in case you’re wondering if his words might have been taken out of context, here is the quote in its entirety.
Terrible. If you’ve been watching the news, you’re familiar with David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Klan. The fact that he’d liken himself to such a vile human being, even in an attempt to be funny is just not cool. But he didn’t stop there.
I’m not willing to say that Mayer is racist or whatever. But his lack of caution around Black women and his apparent fetishization of Black women doesn’t make him a great candidate as the White party in an interracial relationship. Nicki will just have to keep searching.