John Mayer and Taylor Swift went their separate ways almost six years ago, but he has brought their former relationship back into the spotlight during a guest hosting job on The Late Late Show on Friday.
As you may know, Swift concocted her song Dear John based off of their short-lived romance. Afterward, he commented on the song and referred to it as “cheap songwriting.”
He told Rolling Stone in June 2012, “It’s cheap songwriting. It’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait ’til he gets a load of this!’ That’s bulls**t. It really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down.”
Both Mayer and Swift are gearing up to appear at the Grammy Awards, but Mayer opted to make a joke at her expense. During his monologue, he said, “You can see me at the Grammys doing what I do best, being avoided by Taylor Swift. That won’t make the internet at all.”
Us Weekly has more details:
The audience erupted with laughter at his cheeky comment as Mayer smiled. He even turned around and pretended to be waving to fellow attendees at the upcoming award show.
Oddly enough, Swift’s BFF Ed Sheeran was Mayer’s guest for the evening. The pair will also perform at the Grammys together. “There are very few people who can get me to come to the Staples Center for three nights of rehearsal, but Ed is one of them,” Mayer recently told Billboard magazine.
The Grammy Awards are tonight – will you tune in to see if John Mayer is successful in his bid to be avoided by Taylor Swift? We all know that this heightens the pop singer’s feud with Katy Perry – who she called out for supposedly taking her backup dancers.
It will be interesting to see what happens at the Grammy Awards – are you looking forward to the show? Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts.