Charity Defends John Mayer as ‘Kind, Caring’ |

February 15, 2010 by Post Team 

john_mayer240Charity Defends John Mayer as ‘Kind, Caring’ | ANGELES, Calif. — Just hours after controversy erupted over a new interview John Mayer gave to Pl**yboy, where he used racial and gay slurs, the rocker broke down on stage.

While playing at Nashville’s Sommet Center on Wednesday night, the 32-year-old musician stopped the show and addressed the interview, which he had previously apologized for on Wednesday via Twitter.

“In the quest to be clever… I completely forgot about the people that I love and that love me,” he said in clips posted on YouTube while performing his song, “Gravity,” adding that he was living in a world of “selfishness and greediness and arrogance.”

”[I tried to be] speedy and witty and pull together as many fast words and phrases as I could, that I would be clever enough to buy myself another day without thinking that anybody would finally pin me down and say, ‘You’re a creep,’” he continued in the clip. “When I should have just given that up and played the guitar… I didn’t. So, I decided I would try to be as clever as possible all the time, and I did that at the expense of people that I love and that feels absolutely terrible. Feels worse than any headline I thought I could get my way out of.”

And with a trembling voice, John then turned to his band mates and thanked them for their support.

“I think it’s important that you know that everybody on this stage is here playing with me not because they condone what I say in any given interview… they’re on this stage because they support myself as a possible future grown-up,” Mayer said while the audience cheered. “And maybe they see something that I haven’t looked at in awhile. So maybe I need to take a break from trying to be clever and spend a little time looking at what they see – because they’ve done an unbelievable thing by standing on this stage and standing by my side playing tonight.”

The rocker, who is known for his frequent use of social media Web sites, then announced that he’s quitting “the media game.”

“It’s just not worth being clever,” he continued. “I quit the sound byte game, I quit the media game. I’m out. I’m done. I just want to play my guitar to whoever is around.”

Adding, “My name is John Mayer and I’m gonna figure that out.”

Mayer has remained silent on Twitter since Wednesday afternoon.

As previously on, his controversial Pl**yboy interview also included a revealing look back at his past relationships with Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston – and also his infamous kiss with gossipmonger Perez Hilton.

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