When Katy Perry let cameras track her every move for a 96-hour YouTube live stream earlier this month, few moments broke through like James Corden convincing the pop star to rank three of her celebrity exes in bed. She reluctantly put Diplo in third place and most recent boyfriend Orlando Bloom in second, while John Mayer earned the triumphant top spot.
You might assume that Mayer celebrated the achievement, but according to his lackluster response to a Rolling Stone interview question about the ranking, it sounds like he’s taking it in stride.
“I don’t have a cool-enough thought for you,” the singer-songwriter told the reporter when asked if he cared to comment on the tabloid headlines. “I’ve hacked this game. I pay very little of the price of fame now. I get to play the music that moves me the most. I’m having the time of my life. I’m 39 — I remember 32. I don’t wanna do it again.”
The couple began dating back in 2012 and were on and off up until as recently as 2015. But the significance of Mayer not wanting to repeat the same mistakes of age 32 actually predate his relationship with Perry. Back in 2010, when Mayer was 32, was when he gave a sexually and racially charged interview to Playboy in which he called ex Jessica Simpson “sexual napalm” and said that he’s not racist but his “d–k is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f—in David Duke c–k.” So perhaps he’s (wisely) decided to stop talking about his bedroom activities at age 39.
Relive Perry’s bedroom rankings below, and read Mayer’s full RS interview — in which he talks about learning from his Dead & Company bandmates and embracing pot — here.