Soooo.. the internet/twitter/blogs/real life is up in a roar because John Mayer decided it was appropriate to say 1.) that his p*nis was a racist and 2.) n*gger in a interview with Playboy. His exact quotes were:
MAYER: Someone asked me the other day, “What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?” And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n****r pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass? But I said, “I can’t really have a hood pass. I’ve never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, ‘We’re full.’”
PLAYBOY: It is true; a lot of rappers love you. You recorded with Common and Kanye West, played live with Jay-Z.
MAYER: What is being black? It’s making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.
PLAYBOY: Do black women throw themselves at you?
MAYER: I don’t think I open myself to it. My d**k is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f**kin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my d**k.
Laaawd Have Mercy! First of all, white is white. There are no "passes" IMO. I am in agreement with something one of my friends always says "Why are we (black people) so quick to hand out black cards/passes when they're (white people) holding theirs close to their chest?" Truth. He has good music. He plays the blues and happens to get nods from some Black artists but that definitely does not make this man...Black. John Mayer was also trying to make a similar point which was over shadowed by the fact that he though it was okay to use the n-word. He clearly understands that a "black pass" does not exist.
And then on to the second point about his ding being a racist. Well, everybody has "preferences" but he sure as heck could have said that instead of saying his ding was David Duke. Somebody please come get Johnnie Boy. I've had enough.
John Mayer's interview was, in my opinion, more about shock value than about truth-telling. Welcome to the world of I-just-really-need-to-stay-relevant-and-will-do-or-say-anything-to-accomplish-that. Ugh. That trick...
Soooo... what do you think? Speek!