Mayer tells Rolling Stone that he is "really humiliated" by her song "Dear John," which he believes unfairly takes a swipe at him in the wake of their rumored fling, which fizzled out in 2010.
Guess hell hath no fury like a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter multiplatinum global superstar scorned!
"I didn't deserve it," he tells the mag about the song, which was on her 2010 album, Speak Now. "I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
"I never got an e-mail, I never got a phone call," he says about Swift's bitter ditty, which includes lyrics like "Don't you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games."
"I was really caught off-guard," he explains, "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?"
Mayer also look potshots at Swift's songwriting prowess, sniffing, "I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting,"
He adds, "I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bulls--t."
Yowza. Dear John: Maybe a rebuttal ditty is in order?