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Taylor Swift has confronted John Mayer's criticism of her song "Dear John" in an interview this week.
While recording the song "Half of My Heart," Swift, 19 at the time, and Mayer, then30, were rumored to have been dating. Following their apparent break up and Swift's album "Speak Now" containing the song "Dear John," Mayer said that the song's lyrics made him "feel terrible."
"Dear John, I see it all now it was wrong / Don't you think nineteen's too young to be played with / Your dark twisted games when I loved you so / I should have known," Swift sang on the track.
The country music darling is well known for revealing intimate details of her love life through her songs, and has admitted that her song writing is similar to writing in her diary.
Also while on the topic of her lyrical content, Swift addressed her past flame John Mayer's interview with Rolling Stone magazine where he claimed that Swift's song "Dear John" was about him as well as "cheap" and "a lousy thing" for Swift to write about.
Noting that Mayer was "presumptuous" in thinking the ballad was written about him, Swift added, "I never disclose who my songs are about," according to Glamour magazine.
The Grammy Award-winner noted that she never read what exactly Mayer had said about her and the song, and never will.
"I know it wasn't good," said the 22-year-old. "So I don't want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can't handle."
While Swift's lyrics are insightful to her life, the singer does not discuss her personal life during interviews, as she explained to Glamour magazine.
"I don't talk about my personal life in great detail," Swift admitted. "I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you're going through."
Today, Swift is rumored to be dating 18-year-old Conor Kennedy- the son of Robert Kennedy Jr.- but the singer remained mum on the gossip. While she did not comment on the rumors, the country music star said Conor's grandmother Ethel Kennedy was "fantastic."
"I love her," Swift said, according to the magazine.
The November issue of Glamour containing Swift's interview will be available on Oct. 9.
In the meantime, Swift and Kennedy continue to make headlines while being spotted in public together.
Rory Kennedy, Conor's aunt, seemed to confirm the relationship between the two while at the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles last month.
"I think she's fantastic and I couldn't be more thrilled," said the filmmaker when Us Weekly asked about Swift and Conor.
"She's a good friend of our family and we all adore her and love her," Kennedy continued. "It's great to have her around."