John Mayer 'sorry' for using racially offensive language in interview

Singer 'should have never said the 'N word' and will never say it again'

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John Mayer has apologised for using racially offensive language in an interview with Playboy magazine.

Mayer took to his official Twitter page, Twitter.com/johncmayer, to apologise for using "the 'N word'" in the interview, which appears in the February 2010 edition of Playboy.

In a series of continuing tweets, he wrote: "Re: using the 'N word' in an interview. I am sorry that I used the word. And it's such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself."

He added: "It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualise using it, because I realise that there's no intellectualising a word that is so emotionally charged."

Later, he again apologised on Twitter for his language in the interview, saying, "I should have never said the word and I will never say it again." He added that he is thinking about being less "raw" in interviews.

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