Of Course Ladykiller John Mayer Used ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ To Hit On Someone
4:00 pm, May 25th | by Laura Donovan
E.L. James’s insanely popular “Fifty Shades” trilogy has reportedly saved marriages and restored sex lives, but it’s apparently not enough to get ladykilling crooner John Mayer laid — at least with a woman he recently put the moves on.
During an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the talented recording artist said he recently used the highly-lauded book to make a pass at a woman scanning it on her tablet. The singer said of the experience:
“I was trying to impress her and she had ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ on her Kindle. I said, ‘I’m going to sing it to you.’ So I sang one of the pages of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’”
To the shock of many, his approach did not turn her on. She found the reading funny, but he seemed rather insulted that the only thing he got out of his performance was a laugh from the lady:
“She fell to the ground laughing. She didn’t really get it. I’m not singing for a year and I just sang you ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ It was steamy and it didn’t rhyme, which was my big thing.”
Well, maybe she’s skeptical to give in to a guy who calls his ex-girlfriend “sexual napalm,” has a history of allegedly stomping on hearts, and was heavily maligned for his infamous 2010 Rolling Stone interview. Still, people change and he acknowledged that he overshared in the magazine article. More than anything, it takes some serious potent balls to recite “Fifty Shades” in musical form, and that’s enough of a sell for me.