John Mayer clearly
had too much Lagavulin whilst talking to Playboy
; hence, the daylong deluge of news stories
about his interview with the magazine, which appears in the March issue and is now available online
. While the media wrings its hands over Mayer's more racially charged comments
, we will instead drill down into his assessment of former girlfriend Jessica Simpson
PLAYBOY: In 2006 you began dating Jessica Simpson, and the paparazzi started stalking you, turning you into a tabloid fixture. Certainly you knew that was going to happen.
MAYER: It wasn't as direct as me saying "I now make the choice to bring the paparazzi into my life." I really said, "I now make the choice to sleep with Jessica Simpson." That was stronger than my desire to stay out of the paparazzi's eye. That girl, for me, is a drug. And drugs aren't good for you if you do lots of them. Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me.
PLAYBOY: You were addicted to Jessica Simpson?
MAYER: Sexually it was crazy. That's all I'll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm.