John Mayer takes swipe at ex Taylor Swift saying her birthday is the 'lamest day of the year'
John Mayer has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, labelling her birthday the "lamest day of the year".
The 39-year-old singer posted the message to Twitter on Tuesday, as Taylor marked her 27th birthday.
John quickly deleted the tweet, but not before fans managed to take a screenshot, with the message reading: "Tuesday, December 13 may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually."
Despite not mentioning Taylor by name, the tweet was taken by many to be a dig at Taylor.
John, who is over a decade older than the Bad Blood singer, dated Taylor between November 2009 and February 2010 when they split. Following their break-up, Taylor released Dear John, a song said to be inspired by their relationship.
He later said that the track, which appeared on Taylor's album Speak Now, made him "feel terrible".
"Because I didn't deserve it," he told Rolling Stone magazine. "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."
Lyrics on the tune include: "Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong / Don't you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?"
And as well as feeling "humiliated" by being name-checked in the song, John added to the magazine that he takes issue with it as a songwriter as well.
"I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting," he continued. "I know she's the biggest thing in the world... 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."
Taylor later told Glamour magazine that she didn't want to know what John had told Rolling Stone about her tune.
"I know it wasn't good, so I don't want to know," she said. "It's not that I'm this egomaniac and I don't want to hear anything negative... But I've never developed that thick a skin."
Independent News Service