UPDATE: Playboy Writer Defends John Mayer

It's been quite a week for John Mayer. His inflammatory Playboy Magazine interview made him one of the highest trending topics on Twitter last week resulting in a backlash and an on-stage meltdown. But Mayer may be misunderstood, suggests Playboy contributing editor Rob Tannenbaum who interviewed him for the now infamous article. In an opinion piece in The Daily Beast, Tannenbaum explains the context for Mayer's use of the N-Word. He writes: "Mayer used the word, in imaginary italics or finger quotes, to make a point: As a white musician who has worked extensively with black musicians, he was discussing the paradox and impossibility of a 'hood pass' and demonstrated the paradox by embodying it via an N bomb." Read More: John Mayer Says N-Word, Tweets ApologyHolly Robinson-Peete Rethinks John Mayer Comments
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