John Mayer and Taylor Swift
06/06/2012 at 11:45 AM EDT
has never confirmed
whether her song "Dear John" is about John Mayer
, but the musician certainly thinks it is – and he's not a fan.
"It made me feel terrible," Mayer, 34, tells Rolling Stone
in its latest issue.
"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."
Swift, 22, is known for writing songs about her exes
, and in "Dear John," she sings, "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?"
The song appears on the country superstar's 2010 album Speak Now
, which was released shortly after she was briefly linked to Mayer.
Mayer himself recently issued a mea culpa
regarding interviews he gave revealing intimate details
of his relationships with Jessica Simpson
and Jennifer Aniston
Of Swift's song, he tells Rolling Stone
: "I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call. I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"
Mayer also apparently takes issue with Swift as a musician.
"As a songwriter … I think it's kind of cheap songwriting," he tells Rolling Stone
. "I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bull––––."