John Mayer is eating the words he let fall of his mouth during a recent Playboy interview.
The singer-songwriter used the n-word while discussing his connection to hip-hop and being accepted by artists like Jay-Z and the more socially conscious Common. John conceded that even though “black people love me,” African-Americans have not given him complete carte blanche.
"Someone asked me the other day, ‘What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?’” John told Playboy. “If you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n*gger 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.’"
As soon as those words made their way to the ‘Net, it set off a firestorm of criticism aimed at John. Cracking under the pressure, the crooner issued a public apology over Twitter.
"Re: using the ‘N’ word in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it’s such a shame that I did," he tweeted. "I should have never said the word and I will never say it again."
But the comments on his “hood pass” weren’t the only off-color remark he made during his chat with the magazine. The singer also spoke about his preference in women and why he doesn’t date (or at least sleep with) Black women.
“I don’t think I open myself to it,” he admitted. “My d*ck is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f*ckin’ David Duke c*ck. I’m going to start dating separately from my d*ck.”
On his short list of swirlicious crushes, though, are Holly Robinson Peete, Karyn Parsons and Kerry Washington.
– Sonya Eskridge