Feb. 11, 2010 -- John Mayer claims he's "quit the media game."
His recent outbursts and tweets beg to differ.
The singer reportedly broke down during a concert Wednesday, the same day Playboy magazine revealed the lewd, crude things he said about his ex-girlfriends and his penis during an interview with the magazine.
"I quit the media game. I'm out. I'm done," a choked-up Mayer told the audience at Nashville, Tenn.'s Sommet Center, according to E! News. "I just want to play my guitar."
Earlier in the day, Mayer took to Twitter to apologize for using the "n-word" during his Playboy interview. (In that interview, he also likened his penis to a white supremacist, saying he doesn't think he "opens himself" to black women.)
"Re: using the 'N word' in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word," he wrote in the first of a series of tweets. "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. 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."
His stream of Twitter consciousness continued: "And while I'm using today for looking at myself under harsh light, I think it's time to stop trying to be so raw in interviews ... I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock. I don't have the stomach for it."
One of Mayer's followers, @adilla, responded: "Just waiting for @johncmayer to follow up his apology with an announcement that he's going to rehab. I mean, it kinda worked for Tiger, no?"
That's not what Mayer has in mind. He tweeted back: "They don't make rehab centers for being an a**hole."
While rehab may not be necessary, Mayer could certainly benefit from a filter. It seems he can't keep anything to himself. Along with dropping the n-bomb in his Playboy interview, Mayer talked extensively about his past girlfriends, namely, Jessica Simpson. Mayer, 32, compared Simpson, 29, to "crack cocaine" and the sex they had to "napalm."
It's just the latest example of the outrageous quips about women and sex that spill out of Mayer's mouth. Below, check out what else the Grammy-winning singer has divulged about sex and his exes ... and one current, ahem, love.
"Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me ... Sexually it was crazy. That's all I'll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm." (Source: Playboy magazine, via UsMagazine.com.)
[Simpson may not mind Mayer's comments. Wednesday afternoon, she alluded to the firestorm surrounding her ex's Playboy interview, tweeting "interesting day so far...hmm," before dismissing the hullaballoo: "at least i am boxing 2-a-days this week."]
On Jennifer Aniston:
"There was a rumor that I'd been dumped because I was tweeting too much. That wasn't it, but that was a big difference. The brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think she's still hoping it goes back to 1998. She saw my involvement in technology as courting distraction. And I always said, 'These are the new rules.'" (Source: Playboy magazine, via UsMagazine.com.)
"I've never really gotten over [the 2009 breakup.] It was one of the worst times of my life." (Source: Rolling Stone magazine.)
After saying he and Hewitt never got to consummate their 2002 relationship at a May 2006 appearance at Hollywood's Laugh Factory, Mayer apologized to his ex. "It really was me making fun of myself ... I'm a wimp." (Souce: UsMagazine.com)
On an unnamed ex:
"Dear Ex Lover, Perhaps you didn't understand the last time I told you to stop contacting me, so I'll do my best to spell it out for you. I do not wish to have you in my life anymore. I don't know how much more clear I can be about it. It would serve you best to move on with your life and find someone who can put up with you, because I'm done trying. I hope this is enough closure for you." (Source: JohnMayer.com, March 2008.)
"I am the new generation of masturbator. I've seen it all. ... I don't j*** off because I'm horny. ... No, I do it because I want to take a brain bath." (Source: Rolling Stone magazine.)