John Mayer Denies ‘Shade’ After Calling December 13 (a.k.a. Taylor Swift’s Birthday) ‘Lamest Day of the Year’

Not I! John Mayer insisted he meant no harm with a message he tweeted on Tuesday, December 13, calling the day — which also happens to be ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift’s birthday — the “lamest day of the year.”

The crooner caused a buzz when he posted the initial tweet, “Tuesday, December 13 may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually,” but caused an even bigger ruckus when he deleted the initial message with a follow-up less than 10 minutes later.

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“NOPE. No. Nuh-uh,” he wrote after Swift’s fans started to pounce on him for his shady quip. “People I am 39. I am deleting those tweets. Come right at me for doing so. Absolutely no shade.” The “Love on the Weekend” singer added a heart emoji at the end of his message to show that he meant no ill will.

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John Mayer and Taylor Swift attend the launch of Vevo in 2009. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Fans of the “Wildest Dreams” singer, who turned 27 on Tuesday, weren’t so quick to forgive, however, pummeling Mayer with tweets and messages. On Wednesday, December 14, Mayer called attention to the reactions with yet another tweet: “Looks like I shouldn’t have deleted this tweet…”

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Mayer and Swift famously dated back in 2009, but then things went sour in a very public way. Swift released a track called “Dear John” that was directed at the veteran singer-songwriter, and two years later, Mayer told Rolling Stone that he was “really humiliated” by the track.

“It made me feel terrible,” he told the magazine in June 2012. “Because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do.”

Since then, however, it seemed as though the pair had reached civil terms again, with Mayer telling Ronan Farrow in a March 2015 interview that he respected her for her pushback against Spotify.

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“Artists need the person with the loudest voice to speak for them,” he said, referring to Swift. “You can go to the Met Ball. That’s great. That’s a great way to use your voice, is to go, ‘I’m wearing Valentino.’ Or you can use your voice to give things.”

And this past October, when Swift and Mayer found themselves at the same party (along with Swift’s frenemy and Mayer’s ex Katy Perry), the “Shake It Off” singer avoided drama.

“Taylor stayed at her table [with the] crew she came with,” an insider told Us of how the singer spent Drake’s 30th birthday bash. “Taylor was ready to party when she got there, but when she realized Katy and John were there, she just stayed put at her table.”

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