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John Mayer is so vain, he probably thinks Taylor Swift's song is about him. In her new cover story for Glamour magazine, Swift denies that she identified Mayer as the subject of her break-up ballad "Dear John."
"How presumptuous!" said Swift, 22, when told that Mayer was hurt by the song. "I never disclose who my songs are about."
He seemed pretty sure about it, though. In Rolling Stone interview this summer, Mayer, 34, said that the song "made me feel terrible," and that it was "a really lousy thing for her to do." He seemed most upset that Swift released "Dear John" without warning him first.
"I never got an email (from Taylor). I never got a phone call," Mayer told the magazine. "I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"
Taylor claims that she didn't read the interview, and told Glamour she doesn't want to know what John said about her.
"I know it wasn't good, so I don’t want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can't handle," Taylor explained. "It's not that I'm this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I've never developed that thick a skin... If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are."
Another subject that Taylor isn't eager to talk publicly about: her relationship with Conor Kennedy. "I don’t talk about my personal life in great detail," she told Glamour. "I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you're going through." Swift did, however, say that she "loves" Conor's grandmother Ethel Kennedy (and the feeling is definitely mutual).
Though Swift chooses to keep a lot of things private, she is sometimes annoyed at how the public perceives her.
"I think some people think it's just apple pie and sunshine and sprinkles and ponies. Which is just funny," she said. "But I never feel the need to go out and make some grand statement that I'm dark and twisty and complicated, because I'm not that either. It's just not as simple as ponies and rainbows, though I do love ponies and rainbows."
She also loves her famous best friends, Emma Stone and Selena Gomez.
"I met Emma when I was 17, and I met Selena when I was 18," she revealed. "So they've experienced all of this with me, and they've also experienced their own amazing success, and somehow through all of it, we've stayed close."