John Mayer Offers Tearful Apology At Nashville Concert

apologized at the Nashville show last night for his Playboy interview, where he used the N-word and said his penis “is sort of like a white supremacist.”

Choking up, the singer songwriter told the audience, “I think it’s important that you know that everybody on the stage is here playing for me not because they condone what I say in any given interview, and certainly not in the interview that’s making the rounds today. They’re not on the stage because they support what I say, they’re on the stage because the support myself as a possible future grown-up. Maybe they see something that I haven’t looked at in awhile. So maybe I need to take a break from trying to be clever and just spend a little time looking at what they see, because they’ve done an unbelievable thing by standing on the stage and standing by my side playing tonight.”

Watch Mayer’s comments to the audience and his band, which is largely African American, below.

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