It didn’t take long for John Mayer to regret his candid and controversial interview with Playboy Magazine.
On Wednesday afternoon, the singer took to his Twitter page where he apologized, saying, “I am sorry that I used the word. And it’s such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself.”
Mayer added, “It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there’s no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged.”
During the interview, Mayer stated that “black people” love him — and then he brought up the topic of a “hood pass.”
While explaining the meaning of a hood pass, Mayer said, “It’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n*gger pass.”