Back in 2010, after dating John Mayer for a few months, Taylor Swift came out with a song called “Dear John,” which many thought was about him. That’s a very “presumptuous” thing to say, Taylor says in a new interview with Glamour Magazine.
Earlier this year, Mayer himself addressed the so-called “Dear John” controversy (you can find the song embedded below, at the end of this article), saying Taylor had “humiliated” him by writing it without as much as consulting him.
He also lashed out at her, saying it showed how unprofessional she was by venting like this in a song that she knew would get plenty of media attention.
Asked by Glamour what she thinks about the controversy and John’s response, Taylor is obviously displeased.
“How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about,” she says.
As for whether she wants to know what John had to say about the song, “No! I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know,” the star exclaims.
“I know it wasn't good, so I don’t want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can't handle. It's not that I'm this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check,” she continues.
“But I've never developed that thick a skin. So I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else. If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are,” Taylor muses.
On the same note, she refuses to talk about her romance, highly mediated as it is, with 18-year-old Conor Kennedy, with whom she’s planning to elope to Vegas and have his baby ASAP, if one is to believe word online.
“I don’t talk about my personal life in great detail. 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,” Swift says.
For the full interview, please refer here. For Mayer’s response – which you know will come – keep an eye on this space.