Taylor Swift & John Mayer ran into each other at a bar & Swifty freaked out

Taylor Swift

These are not photos of the event in question but just random candid pictures of Taylor Swift and John Mayer during recent months. I wish someone did have some photos of the alleged freakout discussed in this story though — because while I’m not usually a “grab me some popcorn” type of person when it comes to celebrity feuds, I think I’d take some peanuts and watch this particular show.

Yesterday, we discussed how John Mayer has been whining about how he was so “humiliated” by the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s “Dear John,” which everyone knows is about him. Allegedly, the song is about how he played Swifty like a fiddle a few years ago when they briefly dated or slept together or whatever. John thought it was really out of line for Taylor to expose his womanizing ways in a song, which was hilarious because he’s quite well known for trashing his exes (including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Jennifer Aniston) in both a musical and a social context. Obviously, John doesn’t get it, and he is the douche supreme in this instance while Taylor wins the fight by being the one to publicly call him out. However, she’s no shining example of maturity in this matter either, which is demonstrated by her freakout session earlier this week when she and John showed up at the same Hollywood bar. Where are my peanuts?

John Mayer

The battle between John Mayer and Taylor Swift nearly came to a head Tuesday at West Hollywood’s starry Tower Bar, when the ex-lovers unexpectedly and uncomfortably came face-to-face.

The confrontation came about at the same time Mayer told Rolling Stone this week that Swift’s song “Dear John,” reportedly about him, was “a really lousy thing” to do, “cheap songwriting,” humiliating and “bull[bleep].”

Swift, 22, entered the Tower Bar at Jeff Klein’s Sunset Tower Hotel on Tuesday night, and, a spy tells Page Six, it was “drama central” when the blond superstar was about to be seated and noticed that her onetime beau Mayer, 34, was dining with a friend nearby.

“Taylor very visibly — in front of the entire restaurant — demanded to be moved to the other side,” our spy said. “The bar’s usually an oasis of calm and privacy for celebrities and power players, but this was drama central.”

Also spotted amid the unusual Tower Bar tension Tuesday were Klein with NBC head Robert Greenblatt, The Amazing Spider-Man co-stars and off-screen couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, Sharon Stone, Scarlett Johansson and Something’s Gotta Give director Nancy Meyers.

Swift and Mayer were briefly linked in 2010 before she released her 2010 poison-pen ditty “Dear John” — with lyrics, “You are an expert at sorry/and keeping the lines blurry.” She never confirmed it was about the notorious ladies’ man.

[From Page Six]

So from this story, one can gather that Taylor acted like a brat in public while John played it cool, right? Let’s not jump so quickly to that conclusion, for I’d wager that John might not have even noticed that Taylor was there before she made her presence known. He was probably scoping out the place for his next conquest(s). Basically, I’m still on Swifty’s side if sides must be declared, but they’re both immature divas for sure.

Taylor Swift

John Mayer

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  1. Kimlee says:

    I can’t stand ether one both are immature divas, who love to talk sh-t but can’t stand it when the shoe is on the other foot.

  2. kit says:

    Her behaviour usually reminds me of my 16 yr old niece. I don’t think she’s actually made it out of puberty yet.
    Still, Swifty >>> Mayer.

    • Rachel says:

      This EXACTLY. I think she missed out on that obnoxious teenager phase because she was busy trying to make it in music. It’s like her social development was stunted. You’re in your 20s now Swifty. Time to grow up. When a guy dumps you, you sit around watching chick flicks, eating ice cream, and trashing him to your girlfriends. You don’t broadcast it to the world.

  3. Embee says:

    Or maybe she just asked to be moved to another table so as not to have to listen to her ex drone on all evening?

  4. blc says:

    I’m team Douchebag on this one. Yes they are both awful but she is worse with all her whiny, victim poor me songs about the guys who have wronged her.

  5. autumndaze says:

    I’m giving Swifty and her new bewbs the nod on this one; they may both be immature, but she was 19 at the time of the liaison and he was over 30.

  6. Chatcat says:

    I think “freaked out” is probably an exaggeration of her reaction. I believe flustered, obviously uncomfortable, a bit apprehensive, but she has shown us she can usually handle any situation with a minimum of an outcry (i.e. Kanye) so my spin is…she walked in, she noticed him before he noticed her, asked the maitre d’ to relocate her/her party and a few uncomfortable glances may have ensued and that was that.

    Dear John was scoping out his next conquest and since the wait staff are smarter then the celeb’s they serve, they snickered and took bets back in the prep area which dumb bitch would succumb.

  7. Lizzie says:

    I’m the same age as her and I don’t know anyone who would act so immaturely….and i don’t think its fair on the rest of the rest of us early 20-somethings to say that her age is a factor in her behaviour. She needs to grow up and get her head out of the unicorns ass. People are mean…..guys can be dickheads. Grow the eff up and get on with your life!!
    *rant over….she literally irritates me beyond belief!

    • meh says:

      Thank you! I am the same age as her too, and it irritates me beyond belief when people say this behviour is because of her age. No one I know behaves this immaturely. Maybe this is typical for a 17 year old, and that can explain the vapidness of some of her first songs, but there is a huge difference between 17 and 22. She should have grown out of this by now. I would be embarrassed to be characterized as a naive child at this point in my life.

      That said, if I was making the kind of money she is, maybe I’d be okay pretending to be a sweet, naive little virgin 16 year old to keep selling records.

    • gg says:

      It sounds like you believe all these tabloid rumors. I would agree with you, if they were true, BUT the truth probably lies elsewhere.

    • Tiffany says:

      “She needs to grow up and get her head out of the unicorns ass.”

      OMG!!! Soooooo funny, love it!

  8. danni says:

    I don’t like him by any means, but he was right when he said her songwriting about men all the time was a cop out. It is. She’s a one trick pony that can’t seem to grow up. She called her 3 month relationship was Jake G. the biggest heartbreak of her life.

    John is a douche and needs to keep his mouth shut. But Swifty isn’t stupid and should have known what she was getting herself into with him.

  9. Reece says:

    Nope, not entertaining enough for me to breakout the red vines.

  10. I.want.shoes says:

    I don’t get the logic that it is wrong for him to discuss his exes but it is ok for her to do so? Both are total losers, if you ask me.

  11. DenG says:

    The Sunset Tower–isn’t that Aniston’s favorite hangout? Maybe Mayer was hoping he’d run into her.

  12. soulsister says:

    Sounds like Swifty is one of those girls who doesn’t break up well. Being so young, this is something she might want to work on in future relationships. Still, it’s quite nice to see “Dear John” get some just deserts. Well done.

  13. eileen says:

    I dont think she can win for losing with most people. When you have a 18-20 something girl (and let’s face it, 20 IS still very young) singing about what she knows: BOYS. Puppy Love and little heartbreaks, people whine her music is too immature. When girls her age pick music written for general popstars and its WAY over their maturity level, people whine they are too big for their britches and need to act their age. I think this story was blown out of proportion and I like her the way she is. I have a 9 year old who really loves her and she is one of the only artists I can stand behind and support my daughter listening to.
    John Mayer on the other hand is a big Grade A Douche Blowhole who acts like he’s 15 years old. What is HIS excuse??

    • Eleonor says:

      You nailed it perfectly. She can be an immature drama queen, ok, but she has the time to grow up, he acts like a 17 years old, and has no excuse.

    • gg says:

      THANK YOU EILEEN. I totally agree. I don’t understand all the hate for this girl. She’s one of the VERY FEW (like less than 5) young singers I can think of that isn’t tits-out slutty 20-going-on-35.

    • Crystal says:

      Thank You. Female artists just can’t win on this site. We tell Rihanna that she needs to put clothes on and stop singing about sex because her fanbase are children yet Taylor swift is told to grow up and stop making immature music even though her fanbase are…children. I don’t get it.

      I swear only on celebitchy can people find an excuse to side with this racist douchebag of a hipster who makes elevator music.

      She’s 20 and tbh I can’t say I was more mature than her at that age.

      • iloveretro says:


        totally agree.

        “I swear only on celebitchy can people find an excuse to side with this racist douchebag of a hipster who makes elevator music.”

        Nope, sadly they’re to be found all over the internet. Especially on that brain trust of a website known as Yahoo! news.

    • mia girl says:

      I too have a young daughter who really likes her, has been to her concerts, and I do think that she serves as a positive role model… BUT

      IMO this does not let her off the hook on some of her behavior. Yes, of course, most songwriters of all ages write about love and Swift is no different. No one should be calling her out for writing about the loves and breakups of a young woman (even the self pitying kind). That’s fine… But she doesn’t leave well enough alone and amps it all up by letting everyone knows WHO she is writing about.

      Beginning with all the capital letter “codes” she includes within the printed lyrics on her CDs (my daughter told me about that). These are clues to try to find out who these songs are about. Second, she dates high profile people and then in interviews, alludes to the fact that songs are about them either by explaining the situation without naming the people (but if you follow gossip you can figure it out) or by giving hints. And then in the case of Meyer, she actually included his name in the song.

      I think this does take it to a level in which she is kind of at par with Mayer. He is a supreme douche, but she’s playing a game too. She wants people to know who these songs are about and uses that to help sell/promote the songs. That’s fine, but you can’t call victim when you are also calling out people. The whole “songs as revenge stuff” (which she actually mentions in concert) works for her fan base because our daughters are immature and that’s how you want to behave when a guy wrongs you… but she needs to quit this whole act soon because one day she is going to write a song about the wrong high profile person, one who won’t stop at the petty crap Mayer is saying and actually try to turn the tables on her image.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      I agree. She is refreshing bc she is clean, original and talented. If the worst we can say about her is that she tends to be vocal about boy drama through her music, then I think thats great. We dont read anything about her actually being scandalous or putting out an R-rated image for girls like the rest of them on the scene right now. Team Tay! Now if we can just popularize some of the other clean/original artists (Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Calliat, Sarah Bareilles, etc) that would be even more fantastic.

      • Eileen says:

        Exactly! Her music isn’t any different than OTHER’S music-what sets her apart is that she is one of the rare ones that WRITES her music so we know who she’s talking about. I don’t remember anyone bagging on Lionel Richie for writing about his love-life in his music?? And he one of the greatest artists of our time. Give her a break and let her vent how she does best, through music…and then when/IF my daughter has a broken heart she can put Dear John on repeat and relate -or would we rather these girls repeat “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard” ??? I chose A please!!

      • Tiffany says:

        “Her music isn’t any different than OTHER’S music”

        Umm…her liner notes are quite different than other people’s music. Most artists don’t include clues and CAPTIAL LETTERS that spell out the subject of the song’s name. If you don’t think she is using her exes as a gimmick, trading on it to promote and sell product, then you don’t know Taylor’s career very well.

    • Tiffany says:

      But you have to keep in mind John NEVER talked about his relationship with Taylor! Trent from Pinkisthenewblog didn’t even know they had dated in the first place (and that guy is all over pop culture). No one would have known that Taylor and John Mayer were a thing if she didn’t broadcast it to the world.

      She is the one who did the kiss-and-tell here.

      • eileen says:

        So because he didn’t disrepect HER publicly, but he did many other women he dated , she should keep her mouth shut? Why are celebs put under so much pressure to not talk or express anything about their lives, yet gossip sites are making billions from all of us wanting to know about their personal lives? So they can make money off her life but she can’t? That seems awfully hypocritical to me!

  14. Jacq says:

    If this even happened. Awfully coincidental story to come out right after his comments & when he has an album to promote. I call BS

  15. Chrissy says:

    I’m sorry but if I walked into a restaurant and saw an ex that screwed me over, I wouldn’t want to be seated next to him either. Especially not when I was younger. No way. It’s one thing if it was an okay break up, but clearly this wasn’t. I might be able to take the high road now, but it wouldn’t be an enjoyable meal. I really wonder what ‘freak out’ meant though… Did she get loud or was she just flustered?

  16. Zigggy says:

    If he wants his exes to act maturely… date mature women YOUR OWN AGE! Douche. lol

  17. Doc Martin says:

    Does this girl have more than one facial expression? Are there any brains involved, or a personality, maybe?

  18. Bob says:

    Don’t get the appeal of this chick. She’s not that good looking and has a average lanky body. How does that translate into “Hot”?

  19. Candyland says:

    Guess John Mayer didn’t say anything cause he was pretending to be Johnny Depp and getting ready to screw the waitstaff outta their tip. This is his new obsession according to another gossip site.

    Still think he’s the better of the two?

  20. Candyland says:

    Here we go. This is what Dear John’s been up to:

    [NationalEnquirer] This Grammy-winning musician gets such a kick out of impersonating a certain a-list star that he actually poses for photos with the actor’s fans and signs his autograph! The sleazy singer likes to be a bigger jerk than usual when people mistake him for “Mr. Movie Star” – and even undertips on restaurant and bar bills in the hope that the media will pick up the story!

  21. skuddles says:

    Hmmm Mayer must have been a serious pr*ck to her to elicit such a reaction – unless she’s just a big drama queen??

    Love her little red flats by the way.

  22. aquarius64 says:

    Mayer is a racist jerk, but Swifty is no innocent here. She cheated on Taylor Lautner with Mayer and subsequently dumped Lautner for Mayer, as the story goes. If Swifty’s not careful Mayer may go on the record and confirm that Swifty stepped out on Lautner with him and give the gory details. She better pray Mayer doesn’t have sex tapes of them during that time. It will take a wrecking ball to her virgin image.

  23. Jover says:

    Rachel not only her emotional development but her musical such as it is, and intellectual development are stunted and confined to jr. high school drama; and doc martin, like the majority of celebutards she isn’t by any means well educated watch her in interviews – it isn’t the language or demeanor of a well educated cosmopolitan artist – she really is one boot removed from hicksville.

  24. Naye in VA says:

    how hard is it to ask for another table? seriously.

    Its probably even easier if youre famous

  25. Nanz says:

    Wait a minute. Swiftly goes to BARS? That’s all I can manage to wrap my head around for the moment.

  26. kate says:

    I miss her curly hair. Nobody stays curly anymore. :(

  27. Patricia says:

    And little Swifty learns why it’s not a good idea to badmouth ex’s… bc you run into them – and it sucks.

  28. Katy says:

    Crap….I hate those man scarfs!!

  29. hatsumomo says:

    As much as I don’t like her….I admit-she has the cutest every style. Its looks easy to wear, she doesn’t look sloppy, and that red lipstick is the cutest.

  30. Ravensdaughter says:

    John needs to do some serious PR salvage-”sleazy star”-it can be done, with work-lots!
    Didn’t read the interviews-what is it about his dong?.
    Overall, very funny incident, in general and in the encounter. All these people really deserve each other. We must just bask in their talent and ignore their busted personalities.

  31. NYC_girl says:

    I always love a red shoe with an otherwise bland outfit.

  32. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Mayer deserves to live a lonely, hard life with no long-term satisfactory relationship with any female, let alone one who’s half-decent.

  33. Terry says:

    Didn’t Mayer take Taylor’s virginity? That was the story going around back then, I believe. So just being in the same room with him now probably creeps her out, since it reminds her that she gave it up for such a jerk.

  34. jojo says:

    I don’t get you people who criticize a chick for wanting to sit away from an ex who screwed her over at a restaurant. Even if you are mostly over a person, seeing them can trigger old feelings. Her dinner was probably already ruined by seeing him, why should she have to face him and deal with all the intensity of worrying about eye contact and communication. F that. I support a woman’s right to sit away from ex-douches. Good for her for not biting the bullet and forcing herself to pretend all is well.

  35. dione says:

    first of all, yes, john is a dick – however, he is VERY smart. he doesn’t give a shit about taylor but obviously has a new project popping. he doesn’t care about her feelings, not at all. but by playing this bulllshit victim role of his own, now EVERYONE is talking about him. well done all, well done for playing right not his hand. confrat’s to his PR peep.

    her, she SEEMS… like a clingy pain in the ass. keep it moving. as if.

    p.s. he is so gross. looking at his track record, he obviously goes for the broken hearted, goody, clingers. easy targets.

    common people, think.

  36. Anon says:

    “The most universal behavior of unscrupulous people is not directed, as one might imagine, at our fearfulness. It is, perversely, an appeal to our sympathy.”

    from the book Venus: The Dark Side

    Sometimes the greatest bullies are the ones that play victim and then bully others themselves in a passive-aggressive way.
    Interesting that her song about why do you have be so mean was put out when people started questioning her actions and inability to sing well.

  37. Daisy says:

    I don’t see how it is a big deal that she asked to be seated across the room from him. Why should she have to ruin her evening sitting next to him? She didn’t throw water in his face, or stick a fork in his gut, she just asked to sit somewhere else. Where’s the crime?

  38. Noel says:

    I wish they would get back together and then runaway to a deserted island so I do not have to hear their music anymore!

  39. moo says:

    IMO, John has some talent…. can’t say the same for the little diva.

  40. Migdalia says:


    Why is this such a big deal??? Adele has made millions and won Grammys by doing the same thing with every single song on her album.

    Taylor Swift is a songwriter…more so a country singer where songs are based on sometimes what happened in your own life. I don’t know why this is such a big deal.

  41. Beatriz says:

    I think in John Mayer’s deluded mind, his comments about his exes don’t count as trash-talk, because they were comments about their sexual-abilities and that is somewhat a “compliment” in his head. That is the only way I can explain it. That being said, they are both immature brats and need to get a fucking clue.

  42. Jules says:

    I hate Mayer’s long hair.

  43. She wins based on footwear. What is up with the duck-hunting boots?

  44. bobo says:

    He’s mad cause the red lipstick is all over his d*#K!!!

  45. flower says:


    “The bar’s usually an oasis of calm and privacy for celebrities and power players”

    …….and then goes on to list a slew of celebrities who hang out there, this sounds more like a paid advert for the Tower Bar than a real story.

  46. Kosmos says:

    John has never handled his female issues very well. It sounds as though he is a complete dud in this area, which doesn’t go over well with the womenfolk. Taylor knew of his reputation already, but she HAD to move on him, so she must suffer the consequences, but nothing makes her appear so hurt as continuing to dramatize about the past. She should just quietly move on now that she has written the song. I also don’t understand why she doesn’t seem to work out with anyone…didn’t she date Joe Jonas, Jake G., too? Why don’t the guys seem to want her for more than a few minutes? Just curious….

  47. Inigo Montoya says:

    As a complete hack of a (wannabe)musician who is fortunate enough to have friends who are legitimate, very talented, somewhat connected musicians, I have had the opportunity to sit & play with, and become acquainted with some musicians who toured with John before he hit the mainstream.
    These guys have no reason to lie. They are very discreet and reluctant to say anything bad about other known d-bag musicians(Scott Stapp, Fred Durst for instance). They paint a really ugly picture of Mayer as a totally self-centric sociopath with a taste for preying on disturbingly young, relatively innocent girls.
    He’s incredibly talented. And, at first, he comes across as very charming and likeable(most sociopaths do).
    But, my observation of his public behavior tends to support these guys description of him.
    Taylor, love her or hate her(I, myself, am apathetic), focus on her faults or focus on her good points, seems to be genuine. She seems to set out to be a good person. No first hand accounts, but I know people who know people who(etc.) have encountered her. And, their accounts seem to back me up. Her mom is reportedly hell on wheels. But, she’s said to be sweet and ‘the real deal.’
    All this amounts to this:
    If you’re inclined to believe me & my sources, you probably should give Taylor the benefit of the doubt when it comes to her and Mayer.

  48. Jill says:

    She has been around the block or two because it seems like she’s been with every dude in Hollywood. She can’t keep a man, she’s unstable. With songs like this I wonder why. But MY GOODNESS she can’t get over this and move on? She has to act like a 13 year old? No wonder no one wants to be in her…I mean with her.

  49. KissThis says:

    Wait so Swift now goes to bars, apparently cheated on Taylor Lautner, has a possible sex tape with Mayer and she’s supposed to still be this amazing role model for young girls?? I’m sorry, but she is such a fake! Not to mention a complete drama queen who needs to realize she’s now 22 and not 15.