Did you really throw your cell into a pool in Los Angeles like you claim in “Phone in a Pool”?
Yeah. It upset me that people were upset I didn’t call them back. I’m a people-pleaser and really impulsive. I threw it in at the Sunset Marquis [in Hollywood ] in 2010. I didn’t think anyone was there, but Kesha was. She jumped in the pool with all her clothes on, fished my phone out, told me to put it in rice. The next day she got bronchitis.
You sing that you weren’t the person you used to be in “I’m Not the Man.” What did you mean by that?
That motherf—er is dead, and I am the happiest man on Earth that he’s not with us anymore. It’s the death of the guy who thought he was the shit.
This may be related: You have been divorced four times and now have a girlfriend. Is the fifth time a charm?
Uh, I don’t know. I felt like it was viewed as some rock-star womanizing thing, but it was a horrible time in my life. I was ashamed of my decisions. What idiot gets married a second time if the first time didn’t work out? By the fourth, it’s like, “This guy is a chump.”