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John Mayer’s Controversial Playboy Interview!

Submitted by on February 10, 2010 – 2:21 pm15 Comments
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Pop/soul musician and heartthrob John Mayer recently put himself in hot water after his controversial interview from Playboy leaked onto the internet earlier today.

Mayer, infamous for his cocky, self-centered and obnoxious nature, entertained a flurry of questions ranging from masturbation to technology to douchebaggery and relationships. The 32-year-old who recently released his fourth studio album, Battle Studies,  was extraordinarily candid with Playboy, as this excerpt illustrates (Editor’s Note: Brace yourself, because what you’re about to read is ridiculous, and we at Dr. Jays are still not sure how he thought this could fly. Read on.):

PLAYBOY: If you didn’t know you, would you think you’re a douche bag?

MAYER: It depends on what I picked up. My two biggest hits are “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “Daughters.” If you think those songs are pandering, then you’ll think I’m a douche bag. It’s like I come on very strong. I am a very…I’m just very. V-E-R-Y. And if you can’t handle very, then I’m a douche bag. But I think the world needs a little very. That’s why black people love me.

PLAYBOY: Because you’re very?

MAYER: Someone asked me the other day, “What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?” And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a nigger pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass? But I said, “I can’t really have a hood pass. I’ve never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, ‘We’re full.’”

PLAYBOY: It is true; a lot of rappers love you. You recorded with Common and Kanye West, played live with Jay-Z.

MAYER: What is being black? It’s making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.

PLAYBOY: Do black women throw themselves at you?

MAYER: I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.

PLAYBOY: Let’s put some names out there. Let’s get specific.

MAYER: I always thought Holly Robinson Peete was gorgeous. Every white dude loved Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And Kerry Washington. She’s superhot, and she’s also white-girl crazy. Kerry Washington would break your heart like a white girl. Just all of a sudden she’d be like, “Yeah, I sucked his dick. Whatever.” And you’d be like, “What? We weren’t talking about that.” That’s what “Heartbreak Warfare” is all about, when a girl uses jealousy as a tactic.

Uh oh. Mayer may have lost his “hood pass” after dropping the “N-word” like that. Do you guys think his use of the word is justified? Or should he be chastised and thrown to the dogs for it? Let us know in the comment section please! To check out the entire interview, click here.

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