"In the quest to be clever, I completely forgot about the people that I love and the people that love me," John Mayer told his audience. It was an emotional on stage breakdown from the musician, who spoke out about his controversial Playboy interview, which included racist remarks and explicit details about sex with ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson.
"I decided I would try to be as clever as possible all the time. And I did that at the expense of people that I love. And that feels absolutely terrible. It feels worse than any headline I thought I could get my way out of," he continued.
Mayer has been under heavy fire for using the "N" word while telling Playboy "why black people love me."
In the interview, Mayer also refers to his private part as "a white supremacist," explaining that he has an aversion to having sex with black women.
The embattled singer took to his Twitter page to apologize for using the n-word writing, "I should have never said the word and I will never say it again."
He fought back tears during a concert in Nashville, and asked the audience not to judge his band for his bad behavior. "Maybe they see something that I haven't looked at in a while," he said.
Mayer also owes an apology to ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson for crudely kissing and telling. "Sexually it was crazy," Mayer told Playboy about dating Simpson. "That girl is like crack cocaine to me. It was like napalm, sexual napalm."
Mayer had some kinder words when it came to his high-profile romance with Jennifer Aniston, calling her "the most communicative, sweetest, kindest person." but he also paints the Friends star as living in the past, saying "I think she's still hoping it goes back to 1998."
And don't expect anymore tell-all interviews from Mayer. During the apology, he told concertgoers: "Maybe I need to take a break from trying to be clever. I quit the media game. I'm out. I'm done."