Washington, May 21: John Mayer has revealed that the motivation behind his cringe-worthy interviews in the year 2010 was basically a desire to be liked and a fear of appearing boring.
Mayer, who had rolled out racy details of his relationship with Jessica Simpson to Playboy and insisted that he hadn’t gotten over Jennifer Aniston to Rolling Stone, insisted that he was not prepared to be candid.I had nothing to say – I was going through a time in my life where I didn’t really want to share what was going on, but I didn’t want to be boring,” People magazine quoted Mayer as telling Guy Raz on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’, on Friday.
“I remember thinking to myself, ‘We gotta give a Rolling Stone interview … I don’t want anybody at Playboy to think this is a boring interview.’ I got those lines so crossed, that what you read – among other things, obviously – is this complete miscalculation in why I was asked to do the interview.”
“I wasn’t prepared to be honest, but I knew that I had to be open..
“When you’re just open but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage. It doesn’t mean I can go back and scrub it out, but I understand it [now],” said Mayer
The Grammy-winning guitarist claimed that an inflated sense of self-importance and a need for control was at the root of the problem and it came with some unpleasant side effects.
Speaking of his thought process during the interview the 34-year-old guitarist revealed, that he wanted to change their way of thinking.
“‘I’ve got to change their mind,’ “34-year-old guitarist said.
“I’d read comments [that said], ‘He’s a d-bag.’ And then you go, ‘No, I’m not!’ If you’re a control freak you [think], I’m going to figure out a way to make that one guy say, ‘He’s not all that bad.’,” he added. (ANI)