John Mayer drops an f-bomb on GMA, acts squirmy next to Katy Perry

Katy Perry

These are photos of Katy Perry and John Mayer yesterday outside of the GMA studios in NYC. We recently heard that Katy was called out for lipsyncing on a French awards show. The story was bolstered by a Saturday evening X-Factor UK debacle during which Katy revealed herself as not worthy of being a contestant on the show.

When I last covered Katy’s disastrous appearance at the NRJ awards, we showed a clip of Katy lipsynching to a pre-recorded track that was playing a few seconds behind her lip movements. Katy was then interrupted by the show’s host, who asked her to restart the performance. When Katy began the song anew, she was actually singing “live” and sounded completely different than her “voice” on the pre-recorded track. A few of you insisted the show had mistakenly played the wrong track over Katy’s live vocals, which doesn’t make sense to me. Nonetheless the NRJ awards have issued a press release admitting full responsibility for the debacle: “Unfortunately a bad soundtrack was accidentally launched, taking over the live performance of Katy at the beginning of the delivery tube of the ‘Roar’ track.

Call me dense, but I still don’t get it. We’re supposed to believe that the NRJ awards took it upon themselves to play a pre-recorded track to cover up Katy’s actual vocals? Or that it was a mistake on the show’s behalf? I do get why the awards show is taking the fall for this scandal. No matter how you paint it, the show had just handed Katy two awards, and her live singing after the “restart” was completely different than the pre-recorded track. Everyone in this affair looks bad no matter what. It’s just easier for the show to take the fall, I guess. Better PR for Katy.

Now onto the true topic of this post, which is John Mayer’s ongoing snow job of Katy. We last discussed the couple in terms of their coupley Vanity Fair portraits to promote their new single, “Who Do You Love?”, which appears on John’s album.

Katy and John appeared on GMA yesterday to promote the new video for the song. John seems super uncomfortable during the entire interview, which is their first (official) joint press appearance. John awkwardly begins, “We don’t quite know what kind of body language we’re supposed to be exhibiting at the moment–you get too close and it’s too touchy-feely, you sit too far away they say, ‘I don’t see chemistry.’” John then denies pimping his relationship with Katy and says their only exposure is “from the car to the door.” Katy obligingly laughs along with John’s anecdotes. She seems a little forced and enthusiastic. Actually John and Katy both seem forced, but he’s pulling away from her in awkwardness, and she’s laying it on thick by playing with his hair and draping her arm around his shoulders.

Here are the video clips from the appearance (including John’s F-bomb). Gawker thinks John is throwing shade at Katy’s musical stylings, but I don’t see it. I think he just wants to get this promotion over with so he can get on with asking her to get engaged (for more publicity) and then breaking up with her. He does drop an F-bomb, but that’s a minor issue compared to his body language:

John is so shifty. I really do feel like Katy’s getting shafted here for the sake of John’s career resurgence. I’m also including some gallery pictures of Katy’s outfits in London from last weekend.

John Mayer

Katy Perry

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  1. It'sJustBlanche says:

    Okay unrelated to anything, I haven’t seen anyone wear sheer black hose in forever unless it was an older lady. Are those back ?

    • Deanne says:

      My grandma wears them. I guess she’s a trendsetter.

      • homegrrrrl says:

        They flatter the legs, so who cares if it’s in or out. Trends go by so quicklyโ€ฆI notice scrunchies are “back”, so the rule is anything goes. All the 90’s horror including doc martens are “in”. Kelly Osbourne on FP said “I’m not a fan of that denier of hose”. That makes me want to wear “that denier” referring to the sheer black.

    • Tessa says:

      I never stopped wearing them. When it’s cold out, and you need to cover up your legs, and nude is just sooo boring, why not black? Sheer black is a little more formal for evening wear imo. I wore a pair just the other night with a black cashmere dress and booties. The sheerness broke up the color so I didn’t look so solid black.

      • It'sJustBlanche says:

        Well I asked because I was secretly hoping. I live in the south and hose confuse us. We do a lot if opaque black but you don’t see much else.

      • sooz says:

        “hose confuse us.” true story. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Bring back the sheer black! Bring back nude pantyhose! What’s wrong with you whippersnappers going bare legged in winter? It looks awful! Signed – Older Lady

      • Emma13 says:

        I completely agree! I love pantyhose and the sheer black hose, but no one wears them ๐Ÿ™ I still rock them though on the occasion I do wear a dress or skirt ๐Ÿ˜€
        Signed- Younger Lady

      • janie says:

        I must be the minority? I love them as a couple.. All I saw was nerves? Mayer has never been a good interview. I wish them the best.

      • Andrea says:

        I <3 leggings in the winter! Or knee high socks with leather boots.

      • We Miss You Enclave_24 says:

        I’m convinced that females who go bare leg in the winter were born in the late 80’s and just dont know any better.

    • Darlene says:

      I wear them to church!

    • paola says:

      I wear them all the time in the winter! I hate nude hose.. i prefer going without if i have to wear nude.

    • carol says:

      what is she supposed to wear, it’s cold!

    • Eleonor says:

      Duchess Kate is a huge fan of them.
      But I agree with who has said they’re good when it’s cold.

      • Lee says:

        I wear just about every kind of tights I can get a hold of during the winter. Sheer black for formal events, sweater tights when I go to bed, red tights when I’m running, purple tights on errands. I love tights and if they’re out of style then so be it – they’re warm. I’ve been known to go on vacation and bring more tights than undergarments. Viva la legwear!

    • littlestar says:

      I wear them! They can look really nice with a sexy cocktail dress and black pumps. And yup, helps cover the legs somewhat in winter! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • loveisthecoal says:

      I wear them! I more often wear black opaque tights, but I have a few pairs of sheer black hose as well!

  2. Haley says:

    I saw him Saturday night and he was great. I think he learned from everything that he did in the past and matured a lot, but I also think he stays with her because she has a habit of wrecking her exes in interviews/songs, which wouldn’t help him while he tries to clean up his image.

    • samiam says:

      I’ve been a JM fan since the days of him playing at eddies attic in Georgia. I’ve even met him a few times. I, like a lot of othe long term fans, am not buying this whole schtick. Something feels very, very off about the whole thing. Lainey said it well too…something like why is it that when John Mayer is photographed with his girlfriends they’re smiling ear to ear and he looks really unhappy? He loves the attention far too much to hate the paps like he claims to. I’m calling BS.

  3. bowers says:

    It was either Gawker of Jezebel that I saw this interview. He was a bit of a dick, and she was a 1050’s housewife.

  4. MisJes says:

    Meh. As far as I’m concerned, they deserve each other.

    • Erinn says:

      I see them in the same category as the Chad Kroeger, Avril Lavine pairing. I do however, enjoy the odd John Mayer song.

      OH OH OH! Does this mean we can start calling John and Katy America’s Royal Couple? Since you know, that was the (awful) thing to do when Avril and Chad got married.

      • MisJes says:

        Haha, why not? Just imagine how Kimye will react when they hear they’ve been edged out for the title!

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        Good analogy but he actually is a pretty good guitarist; my son saw him this fall and he’s a classic rock/blues fan, has been to hundreds of concerts, and said it was one of the best he has seen. They are just such an odd couple.

  5. NerdMomma says:

    That was awkward. And it sounded to me like he was saying she needed his assistance to make her music less terrible. He’s awful

    • Lori says:

      He seems to consistently date women who HE thinks are damaged or beneath him. Recently divorced, with questionable talent but very famous. And you can see/hear his distain. He really is a d-bag.

      • Nikki Girl says:

        ^^ You hit the nail on the head. This is exactly how I perceive him and all his relationships. He seems so condescending and almost embarrassed of her. And him talking about their body language just makes it that much more obvious that he’s ultra concerned with how people view them as a couple, which shouldn’t matter if he’s really in love with her. He’s such a creepy jerk.

      • Lauren says:

        JM seems to enjoy degrading Katy. Very troubling. John doesn’t even seem to Like Katy. How is John using Katy to relaunch his career? Her voice is beyond dreadful. John can sing live, i have seen him in concert. His guitar skills are phenomenal. I figure he likes Katys boobs, and her admiration of him. Russell discarded Katy like garbage, John will be next in line. Sorry, but i couldn’t make it thru the video. I bailed at 1:37. Feels disingenuous and bizarre.

  6. MsCatra says:

    I watched them on GMA yesterday and it was really awkward. They both seemed uncomfortable and unconnected in the interview. Even in the live promos before the actual interview the body language was, well, interesting. At least twice, at the EXACT moment Katy turned her head to give him an adoring look, John turned his head the other way to look at something else. Run, Katy, run.

    • littlestar says:

      He just comes across, to me, as a person who has the inability to connect with ANYONE. Not just Katy, even the interviewers, etc.

      • Lauren says:

        Perfect analysis of JM. He is very detached & aloof. An intellectual elitist –he attended private school. John is very intelligent, but always dates women with large breasts who seem to worship him. John likes to be in control at all times. He degrades these worshipping women, nd dumps them. I dated someone like John- he told me i was the only women who ever stood up to him and found that fascinating. Men like John bore easily, and Katy is vulnerable from her divorce from Russell Brand–whom also bores easily. Katy is a ministers daughter trying to reform so-called bad boys. John himself is the douchiest congregation ever. No one can save him.

  7. Secret Squirrel says:

    Katy’s yellow coat is made from Big Bird, but what the f**k is John’s coat made of?? The scalps of all his past girlfriends??

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Ew, but funny. It is ridiculous, isn’t it? I’ve never found him at all attractive.

    • klue says:

      @Secret Squirrel
      Bwahaha! I was coming here say that John Mayer reminds me of a particularly shifty Squirrel. And then seeing your name & comment just clinched it for me.
      The true tragedy of this story is that some animal had to die to make his ugly coat

      • Meredith says:

        I am here to defend squirrels! Their brains are very small (small head) and too small to be shifty. But my mother called them rats with fluffy tails. The woman had no imagination ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Anna says:

    At the awards there were vids from people in the audience where you could hear her actually singing but on tv, you couldn’t hear her at all. I don’t really see that as being the award shows fault, I think it’s hers. I’m pretty sure she told them to make it loud so she doesn’t actually have to sing all the way.

    This whole John and Katy thing seems to forced. Maybe they wanna be the Beyon/Jay Z or Brangelina of the pop world LOL

  9. Dani2 says:

    The interview really made me think that Katy is way more invested in the relationship than John is. She laughed so loudly at his jokes, let him dominate the conversation, gazed adoringly at him 80% of the time. She’s not my favourite singer but I feel that she is a somewhat decent human being and he’s definitely going to break her heart. In the words of Taylor Swift (“Dear John”) – “run as fast as you can” Katy!

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      OMG, I seriously cannot believe how DUMB she is. She is head over heels for him and he just wants to take a sh*t on her. I bet he can’t wait.
      She is an IDIOT.
      Russell Brand must be laughing his ass off.

      • Arielle says:

        `Literally` take a shit on her if those blind items are to be believed.

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Giggle….Yup! =}

      • littlestar says:

        Good one, Zoey :D.

      • Jayna says:

        On Reddit, there was a name a celebrity you have slept with or had a close encounter with thread. This was so funny yet horrifying.

        “A girl I know once brought John Mayer back to her apartment. They were making out and out of nowhere he decides he wants to take a shower. So they both get in the shower, and then he asks her to describe her biggest sexual fantasy. As she’s talking, he starts jerking off while staring into her eyes. After he finished, he got out, put his clothes on, and left.”

      • Tiffany :) says:

        LOL, Jayna! He sounds as selfish in the bedroom as he is in life! I would NEVER touch him, he couldnt’ pay me enough.

    • moot says:

      How old is she? How old is he?

  10. Penny says:

    She was singing live the first time around, there’s video from inside the show that confirms that. These types of shows often have a pre-recorded track for every artist hanging about just in case equipment malfunctions, occasionally someone messes up and plays it when they aren’t supposed to. It’s happened before.

  11. mel says:

    Did anyone notice that the scrolling sign had misspelled it JONH & KATY ?!

  12. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    You know why he was acting twitchy, right? Dude can’t help but say something douche to the cameras about any of his (former, present) girlfriends—I can’t understand how anyone got with John Mayor after the Rolling Stone article. Ugh.

  13. Teeny says:

    He screams dbag to me, and I have felt that was since ~2004. I feel bad for KP because she’s clearly vested in this relationship whereas he seems to reject her advances. The day I’m with a guy and I show him affection and he pulls away, is the day I re-evaluate it and probably end up with a severed relationship. She seems to want to be in a settled relationship, whereas he seems to be content with her for now, but waiting for something better to come around.

    • Christin says:

      I’ve certainly not been a fan of the women he’s dated, but I have wondered why several of them (like Katy) returned for more. If he’s not really into her, she’d best move along. Let him wait for a bigger, better deal all alone.

  14. Bobbiesue says:

    The MUCH more important issue here is HOW MANY RABBITS HAD TO DIE to make John’s fug coat??!!??

  15. Tara says:

    The fur is just one more reason to hate douchy John.

  16. TeresaGiudice says:

    Poor Katy! You know he’s going to smash her heart into a million pieces. Their new music video is adorable though.

  17. Maggie says:

    They look like a mismatch to me. I dont get them together. Love his music though! He seems like a nice guy. I dont get the douche remarks either.

  18. Little Darling says:

    I’m surprised no one has commented on how awful the video is of them…love the couple part but really rolled my eyes at him singing into her head/ear/hair and their noses almost hitting.

    That said, I love this song so much and think he does bring out her musicality in a way her music fails to: she reminds me of Bonnie Raitt in this arrangement.

    • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

      Uh oh. What do you mean by her reminding you of Bonnie Raitt here? Not jumping on you, I’m just curious (also, I was raised on Bonnie Raitt and will love her till I die).

  19. pirategirl says:

    His body language reminds me of the douchy guys who don’t want to be seen with their girlfriend because they are really doing 5 other different women. He will be the one doing the breaking up, and she will be hanging on doing anything to keep him. Plain sad.

  20. Ag says:

    Awesome man fur, you douche

  21. Meggin says:

    After watching that I actually felt sorry for Katy. She is way more invested in the relationship than he is. She was all over him and he just seemed to want to back away from her. If I were her, I’d leave now!

  22. Andrea says:

    Every time I hear her speak, she sounds so dumb and childish to me. I can’t believe Russell married her! I am convinced he grew bored with her, plus she was never around and they were never on the same page. She also gives off that desperate for a man vibe and I abhore other women like her and definitely loathe befriending any of that type. They just give us fellow women a bad name and date us back to the 1950’s.

  23. loveisthecoal says:

    I think I’ve mentioned this here before, but my mother had encountered a lot of musicians in her line of work, and a lot of them were douches…but she always said that John Mayer took the douche cake by a mile.

  24. Skit says:

    After seeing this I think he’s definitely using her for his career resurgence and help him repair his asshole/heartbreaker image with women.Did he ever whore out any of his other relationships like this before, other than talking sh*t about the person after it ended? She’s too dumb to realize it.She acts like Mr. Community Dick some prize and I’m sure she believes that *she* will be the one to “change” him. I can’t wait until we hear her trash him in every interview she does and dedicates her next album to her “heartbreak.” GAG. They are both doing way too much and it isn’t coming off good at all.

  25. MSat says:

    I never thought this relationship was a publicity stunt until now.

    Can you even imagine the shallow, insipid conversations these two must have? Dear god.

    • GirlyGirl says:

      John – So like um, er
      Katy – Tee hee, um, uhh
      John – Yeah I uh whatever..
      Katy – giggle, oh you!

  26. Katie says:

    You don’t think he was throwing shade? Didn’t he simulate puking when talking about her music?

  27. Jayna says:

    She adores and worships him and can’t believe she got himm and he loves her just about as much as he loved his other exes. In other words, he still loves himself the most and enjoys his little celeb girlfriends that worshiip at the altar of John Mayer until he doesnt. Then they’re gone.

    My sister recently saw him in concert and said he was great.

  28. Jayna says:

    “LOL, Jayna! He sounds as selfish in the bedroom as he is in life! I would NEVER touch him, he couldntโ€™ pay me enough.”

    @Tiffany:), LOL I know. I was so skeeved out and believe it. The story was too odd and not over the top in adding in too much, just factual, and humiliating. No reason to tell a story like this because it was demeaning to the girl.

    I wouldn’t let him touch me either. Can’t you just see him staring into her eyes like a serial killer while doing it. LOL

    • samiam says:

      It’s likely true.

      He asked my friend if she wanted to head up to his hotel room and take a shower following a show in Chicago. She turned him down.

  29. Han says:

    Omg it all made me cringe. The video especially.

  30. Crystal says:

    I saw nothing but nerves. Loved the video, I think they’re a cute couple. People love it when you fail, they love dirty laundry. If the dirty laundry isn’t there, you make it up. Its sad.

  31. GIRLFACE says:

    Conclusion: He is a douche and she is a little slow with the uptake. Poor things.

  32. GirlyGirl says:

    Ashley Simpson 2.0