John Mayer is a jerk. He even said so.

In a new interview with CBS "Sunday Morning" airing this weekend, the 35-year-old musician admits that he "was just a jerk" in the past and that "it's very liberating when you finally realize it's impossible to make everyone like you," according to the Huffington Post.

The singer-songwriter, who's said he's "quite happy" with current girlfriend Katy Perry, has a history of putting his foot in his mouth, especially when it comes to his sex life. He famously compared ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson to "sexual napalm," slammed Taylor Swift for her song "Dear John," allegedly about their relationship, and once dropped the N-word in trying to explain his relationship to the black music community.

"I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down," he told Rolling Stone about Swift in June 2012. "I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"

Well, at least she does the same thing to all her other ex-boyfriends.

Mayer said he's come to peace about his public perception. "I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction."

The interview runs at 9 a.m. on CBS Sunday Morning.

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