John Mayer Wants You To Know He's Not A D**k Anymore

Remember when everyone hated John Mayer?

It was around 2010 -- or more precisely, it was when Mayer did interviews for Rolling Stone and Playboy, where he unabashedly gave graphic details on his personal life -- particularly his sexual relationships with women -- immediately branding himself as Hollywood's f**kboy.

It didn't help that he seemed to go through A-list partners quicker than he changed his underwear, with stars such as Katy Perry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson, Jen Aniston and Taylor Swift all falling under the John Mayer spell at some point.

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But at the ripe old age of 41, the muso now claims to have seen the error of his ways -- and he wants you to know he's "not that guy" anymore.

“Some people still say, ‘That guy’s a d**k,’” Mayer told Billboard. “And I go, ‘Well, any of that data you’re working off of is really old.’ I mean, I can tell you for sure that I haven’t been a d**k in many years. That’s a really outdated take.”

He added that his inflated ego at the time resulted in the belief that nothing was off-limits for him.

“I probably had a run in my life where I wasn’t aware that there was anything I couldn’t have. And it made a monster out of me,” he said. “And there’s something very freeing about ‘You can’t.’ And that’s about the right age in your life where you go, ‘Yeah, you can’t.’”

In order to do some much-needed soul searching and reputation repair after years of bad publicity, Mayer purchased a house in Montana to instead focus on his music and retreated from the spotlight for a few years. These days, he predominantly resurfaces in the form of Tweets and Instagram live shows.

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But just for fun, let's check out some of the singer's most f**ked up/gross/racist/bonkers quotes from the 'd**k John Mayer' era, shall we?

On his personality...

"I am a very…I’m just very. V-E-R-Y. And if you can’t handle very, then I’m a douche bag. But I think the world needs a little very. That’s why Black people love me... Someone asked me the other day, 'What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?' And by the way, it's sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n***** pass."

-- Playboy (2010)

On picking a life partner...

"Do you think it's going to take meeting someone who I admire more than I admire myself? But isn't it also about a beautiful vagina? Aren't we talking about a matrix of a couple of different things here? Like, you need to have them be able to go toe-to-toe with you intellectually. But don't they also have to have a vagina you could pitch a tent on and just camp out on for, like, a weekend? Doesn't that have to be there, too? The Joshua Tree of vaginas?"

-- Rolling Stone (2010)

On interracial relationships...

"I don't think I open myself to it. My d**k is sort of like a white supremacist. I've got a Benetton heart and a f**kin' David Duke c**k. I'm going to start dating separately from my d**k."

-- Playboy (2010)

On kissing Perez Hilton...

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"All of a sudden I thought, I can outgay this guy right now. I grabbed him and gave him the dirtiest, tongue-iest kiss I have ever put on anybody -- almost as if I hated f*gs. I don’t think my mouth was even touching when I was tongue kissing him, that’s how disgusting this kiss was. I’m a little ashamed. I think it lasted about half a minute. I really think it went on too long..."

-- Playboy (2010)

“I will f**k you in the ass to shut you up. You are not wilder than me.”

-- In a standup comedy routine

On dating Jessica Simpson...

"Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm... Have you ever been with a girl who made you want to quit the rest of your life? Did you ever say, 'I want to quit my life and just f**kin’ snort you? If you charged me $10,000 to f**k you, I would start selling all my shit just to keep f**king you.'”

-- Playboy (2010)

On his sex life...

"During sex, I’m just going to run a filmstrip. I’m still masturbating. That’s what you do when you’re 30, 31, 32. This is my problem now: Rather than meet somebody new, I would rather go home and replay the amazing experiences I’ve already had."

-- Playboy (2010)

On one-upping other men...

“When I’m f**king you, I’m trying to f**k every man who’s ever f**ked you, but in his ass, so you’ll say ‘No one’s ever done that to me in bed.’”

-- Rolling Stone (2010)

On his breakup with Jennifer Aniston...

"That woman was the most communicative, sweetest, kindest person. I'll always be sorry that it didn't last. In some ways, I wish I could be with her... But I can't change the fact that I need to be 32… I don't want to pet dogs in the kitchen."

-- Playboy (2010)

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