Taylor Swift and John Mayer run into each other the DAY BEFORE Rolling Stone releases their interview with Mayer, where he called Swift’s ballad Dear John cheap songwriting.
The two had apparently dated briefly in 2009, and Mayer felt that Swift’s song Dear John was not only about him, but it was completely unfair of her to not give him warning.
“I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call,” Mayer said in the interview. “I was really caught off guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?”
The song blamed Mayer for taking advantage of the young singer.
“Don’t you think nineteen’s too young, to be played by your dark, twisted games? When I loved you so, I should’ve known.”
Things got worse Tuesday night in Los Angeles, as the two showed up at the same place at the same time.
Talk about awkward.
According to the New York Post, the run-in happened at Tower Bar in West Hollywood. A witness said when Swift walked in and saw Mayer, she asked, very loudly, to be moved to the other side of the restaurant.
“The bar’s usually an oasis of calm and privacy for celebrities and power players,” the witness said. “But this was drama central.”
The two met in 2009 when Swift collaborated with Mayer on a song on his album Battle Studies. He even likened her to Stevie Nicks in an interview with MTV just before the album’s release.
In the song Dear John, Taylor Swift seemed to foreshadow John’s playing the victim.
“And you’ll add my name to your long list of traitors who don’t understand. And I’ll look back in regret how I ignored when they said ‘Run as fast as you can.'”