John Mayer owns up to jerky past
February 8th, 2013
01:03 PM ET

John Mayer owns up to jerky past

John Mayer's now known for playing charity concerts and dating Katy Perry, but it wasn't that long ago that he was ticking people off left and right.

In 2010, you couldn't turn around without hearing a new Mayer quotable about his ex-girlfriends Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, or how he thinks his nether region is a lot like a white supremacist.

He's already apologized for those words, and, after health problems silenced him for a long while, Mayer is telling "CBS Sunday Morning" that he fully owns that past.

"I was just a jerk," Mayer says in the interview airing this weekend, noting that he's changed since his loose-lipped younger years.

Now 35, Mayer's learned the lesson we all figure out at one point: you can't always be liked.

“It’s very liberating when you finally realize it’s impossible," he said. “I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction.”

The full interview will air at 9 a.m. on CBS February 10.

Filed under: Celebrities • John Mayer • Music

soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Again i didn't mean to hurt anyone...

    i could care less about any of that-see u soon!

    February 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Didn't mean to hurt anyone...

    i just had to make a point–i don't care about 5's or anyting...good day too all.

    February 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AJ

    tonight is the night...please call thanks!! he's not a hcker...its the little things in life that make me happy

    February 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John Mayer is not really what we call

    a musician–he's what we call gangsta wannabe? you know what i mean ladies?

    February 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the five and then its nasty it the process?

    not my kind of music-i am too old for that...

    February 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Its a 5 ladies that's about it...

    lot of work there.....not worth it

    February 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tied to like mayer's music

    its the same rude stuff and basically a drip....he has dead dick too

    February 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mayer is a cold person

    that's always been the problem...katy perry is psycho...they are perfect for each other

    February 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mayer

    i would not buy 1 cd from this person every again. he's rude and basically a pric

    February 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bore

    John Mayer is the same rude person, no likeable at all, he can't sing to save his life and he is a bore.

    February 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Feeniegal

    I think we all had a phase in our lives that we wanted to be liked by everyone. It's easy to remember a few stupid things I've said in the past too..trying to be funny/witty. Ok John..don't mess up again. He looks very happy with Katy. I wish him well.

    February 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tech New Yes

    Is John Mayer really worth all the hype? Never was.

    February 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hi

    what am i wearing?

    February 9, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Steve

    You can't start calling it the past when it is still happening and those comments were not even that long ago...kinda like how some artists release a "best of" album when they've only been out for a couple years. He's still an ass and women are still going to fall for him regardless. Nothing has changed and nothing is going to change...honestly, why should it?

    February 9, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. JON

    computer wifey

    February 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Calling someone a fraud

    hacker -

    February 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  17. momentarily confident

    get lost

    February 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Cats can't act...

    keep moving...

    February 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tanya

    Forni cating monkeys are always looking for action with gay lesbian chicks

    February 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Tanya

    It wouldn't accept my post about for nicat ing monkeys hum ping lesbians.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dave


    February 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Peace

    Sounds like he was a real ass.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |

    and he's a very smart man....he truly is...

    February 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. John Mayer and Katy Perry

    will be fine as people and that's my opinion -

    February 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Big Bird

    I think he might be an embicile.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  26. John Mayer and Katy Perry will be fine..

    i like them.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  27. LJ

    here to tell him that his nether region had NOTHING to be concerned about...we are in NO WAY interested in anything he has to offer and pretty sure it's not much at all! the thought alone is just GROSS & DISGUSTING...

    February 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  28. it was nice too see fisherman cap

    he's funny–

    February 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Pirate Jim

    poor guy. they shouldn't be picking on him. he is dating a girl with blue hair. I feel bad for him.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  30. cnnlicksit

    If he wanted everyone to like him he wouldnt make such crappy music.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |

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