However, given his track record with high-profile women including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston and Minka Kelly, we’re not sure that anyone actually believes him. He was also previously quite happy to publicly dish about his sex life — remember when he compared sex with Simpson to “crack cocaine” during an interview with Playboy magazine? What a gentlemanly thing to do, right?
When Farrow asked if he thinks he’s a womanizer, here’s what Mayer had to say. “No, absolutely not. But when you’re crafty and you’re clever and you go, ‘Well, I’m just going to be as strange as they think I am,’ and then you lose… No. 1, you’re not playing music anymore. No. 2, you’re not feeling anything honestly. No. 3, you’re not saying anything honestly.”
In recent years, Mayer’s career has not enjoyed the same amount of popularity, but whether he has his ego to blame for that is essentially your decision. Mayer does, however, say that in the past he was desperate for approval, and that’s one of the reasons why he does not enjoy social media.
Speaking of his ego addiction, Mayer said, “I’m a recovered ego addict, and the only way that I can be sure that I don’t relapse is to admit that I constantly have this ego addiction — every day. So, I do the Grammys and I go home, ’cause if I stayed, I’d get high again [on approval].
“You’ve already looked through Twitter, everybody goes, ‘It’s great,’ and then you’re low again because you can’t stop looking. So, I’m a recovered ego addict,” he added.
Do those comment sound to you like someone who no longer has an ego? We’re not convinced, and we’ve noticed by the comments on his interview that we aren’t the only ones. But then again, at least he’s willing to admit he has an ego problem, which is probably not something that’s easy to do.
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