John Mayer Admits To Watching Katy Perry's 96-Hour Livestream on 'Watch What Happens Live'

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John Mayer on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. 

If you follow John Mayer on Twitter, you are familiar with his shameless honesty. Naturally, when Andy Cohen asked Mayer on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! if he had watched any of his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry's 96-hour livestream in June, the 40-year-old singer's answer should come as no surprise. 

"Yeah, I did," Mayer answered plainly. 

"You did?" Cohen retorted. "What did you think?" 

"Well, I think you'd have to watch all 96 hours to come up with a final verdict," Mayer pointed out. "That's her thing, man, is to go big and bold. I checked in with it. It's definitely odd to watch your ex-girlfriend asleep."

That point garnered giggles from the audience. Cohen noted that it would almost be weirder if Mayer hadn't checked in on Perry's live stream. Mayer agreed. 

"The way I see things now," he said, "I call it, stand in the middle of the boat. If someone says, 'I don't watch that,' it's like, yes you do. It's like if you want to text someone -- you know, I texted Katy 'Happy birthday!' It was four in the morning -- a post-midnight haven't-gone-to-sleep-yet happy birthday send because how weird is it to be like, 'I want to say happy birthday now, but I'm gonna wait until tomorrow afternoon.' Just be a person, man." 

As for Mayer's relationship with Nicki Minaj, a fan asked if the two had talked in person after a brief Twitter flirtation in September.


"No," Mayer answered. "I think that portal between two people who follow each other could be crossed by either side should be respected. Two follows does not a DM relationship make is what I'm saying. I think we're both very responsible with the membrane that connects two people who follow each other on Twitter but not just puncturing it just to do it. If we need each other, I think we know we're there."

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