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John Mayer has apologized for interviews in which he slammed Jessica Simpson and confessed that he wasn't over Jennifer Aniston. The interviews received strong criticism and caused Mayer to reflect on his words. Now he has issued an apology to fans, stating that he "completely lost sight" of his original plan.
In a new interview with NPR's Guy Raz, Mayer explained that he "had nothing to say-I was going through a time in my life where I didn't really want to share what was going on, but I didn't want to be boring."
Mayer was far from boring, comparing former girlfriend Jessica Simpson to "crack cocaine" and spilling intimate details of their relationship.
"I remember thinking to myself, 'I don't want anybody at Playboy to think this is a boring interview.' I got those lines so crossed, that what you read-among other things, obviously-is this complete miscalculation in why I was asked to do the interview," Mayer said.
"When you're just open but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage. It doesn't mean I can go back and scrub it out, but I understand it [now]."
After the interview was published, people immediately criticized Mayer for his less-than-tactful choice of words and rash decision.
"I'd read comments [that said], 'He'd a d-bag.' And then you go, 'No, I'm not!' If you're a control freak you [think], I'm going to figure out a way to make that one guy say, 'He's not all that bad.' I completely lost sight of what the original plan was, which is [to] make music for anybody who wants to hear it. There was a part of me that was dead-a certain thoughtfulness that was gone," Mayer explained.
However, it seems that Mayer is returning to that "original plan" and has released his new album "Born and Raised." At a pre-release party in New York last Wednesday, Mayer stated that he was "so proud" of the new record. "Records are pure reflections; I'm so proud it's out."
His next tour will start in spring 2013, after he takes some time off to recover from vocal cord surgery and works on another album. "It'll be like 'Born and Raised' part two because there's certain things I want to keep doing," he told the audience.