02/07/2013 06:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

John Mayer's CBS Sunday Morning Interview: 'I Was Just A Jerk' (VIDEO)

John Mayer has said a lot of eyebrow-raising things in the past, but none so much as in his new interview with CBS "Sunday Morning," airing this weekend. In the segment, the 35-year-old musician admits that he "was just a jerk" in the past and that "it's very liberating when you finally realize it's impossible to make everyone like you."

The singer-songwriter, who's said he's "quite happy" with current squeeze Katy Perry, has made waves in the past for making purple remarks about his sexual life. He famously compared ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson to "sexual napalm" and slammed Taylor Swift for penning the song "Dear John," allegedly about their relationship. "I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down," he told Rolling Stone about Swift in June 2012. "I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"

Now Mayer says he's come to peace about his public perception. "I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction."

For the full interview with Mayer, watch CBS Sunday Morning at 9 a.m.




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