The Daughters singer, 35, who is now dating Perry, appears on this week's edition of CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, and tells Anthony Mason he was trying to succeed at an impossible balancing act.
"I wanted everybody to like me," he said. "I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction.”
Among Mayer's more memorable foot-in-mouth moments include: famously calling ex-girlfriend Simpson “sexual napalm;” claiming that African American actress Kerry Washington "would break your heart like a white girl;" and proclaiming, "All I want to do now is f*** the girls I’ve already f***ed, because I can’t fathom explaining myself to somebody who can’t believe I’d be interested in them."
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The full interview airs on this week's edition of CBS Sunday Morning.