John Mayer is a fan of ex Taylor Swift’s album ‘Reputation’

Dear John, tell Us more! John Mayer finally addressed ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift’s album Reputationnearly one year after its release.

The “New Light” singer, 41, gave a subtle nod to 28-year-old Swift during his intimate Q&A and performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 24.

“I was thinking about reputation,” Mayer told the crowd. After an audience member yelled out in excitement, the “Wonderland” crooner clarified his remarks: “Not the album, but it’s fine. It’s a fine piece of work.”

Mayer and Swift briefly dated from December 2009 to February 2010. The country crooner sent fans into a frenzy after releasing her album Speak Now eight months later, which featured a track titled “Dear John,” leading Swift’s loyal following to believe he inspired the lyrics.

The “Wonderland” songster slammed the track during a June 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, admitting that the nearly seven-minute ballad hurt him. “It made me feel terrible, because I didn’t deserve it,” he told the magazine. “It was a really lousy thing to do. I never got an email. I never got a phone call. I was really caught off-guard.”

He added: “It’s cheap songwriting. It’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s bulls—t. It really humiliated me.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: John Mayer arrives at the The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musicians John Mayer (L) and Ed Sheeran attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/WireImage)
John MayerLOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 4: Guest Host John Mayer on THE LATE LATE SHOW with guests Andy Cohen, Alison Becker, & John Legend on Feb. 4, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Musician John Mayer performs onstage at the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition at Dolby Theatre on November 9, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Guitarist John Mayer appears at the Thelonius Monk Jazz Trumpet Competition and All Star Gala Concert at Dolby Theatre on November 9, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: John Mayer performs during the Rock In Rio USA event in Times Square on September 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 20: Musician John Mayer attends Food Network In Concert on September 20, 2014 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Food Network Magazine)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 20: Musician John Mayer performs onstage at Food Network In Concert on September 20, 2014 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Food Network Magazine)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 19: John Mayer performs during the 2014 Music Midtown Festival at Piedmont Park on September 19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 19: John Mayer performs during the 2014 Music Midtown Festival at Piedmont Park on September 19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Musician John Mayer performs during day 2 of the Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Musician John Mayer performs on the Marilyn Stage during day 2 of the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)
LANDGRAAF, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 07: John Mayer performs on stage at Pinkpop 2014 on June 7, 2014 in Landgraaf, Netherlands. (Photo by Didier Messens/Redferns via Getty Images)
NARITA, JAPAN - APRIL 27: John Mayer arrives at Narita International Airport on April 27, 2014 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 13: John Mayer performs live for fans at West Coast Blues N Roots 2014 at Fremantle Park on April 13, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Matt Jelonek/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Musicians Stephen Stills (L) and John Mayer perform onstage at the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert - An Evening Of Music To Benefit Autism Speaks at The Theatre At Ace Hotel on April 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for LUTB)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Musician John Mayer performs onstage at 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 28: Recording artist John Mayer performs onstage during Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Event with contributors American Cancer Society and Bristol Myers Squibb hosted by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon and the Entertainment Industry Foundation on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Entertainment Industry Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Recording artist John Mayer performs onstage during 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Recording artists Katy Perry (L) and John Mayer attend the Sony Music Entertainment Post-Grammy Reception at The Palm on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Sony Music Entertainment)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: John Mayer and Keith Urban perform onstage at 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 22: John Mayer attends the UCLA Head & Neck Surgery Luminary Awards held at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on January 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 22: Musician John Mayer performs onstage during the UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Luminary Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on January 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) John Mayer and Katy Perry perform at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on December 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Zachary Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Musician John Mayer leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on December 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer-songwriter John Mayer performs at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on December 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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Swift replied to Mayer’s remarks in her November 2012 Glamourcover story. “How presumptuous!” she said of the “Daughters” crooner believing he inspired her track. “I never disclose who my songs are about.”

Mayer then turned heads in June 2013 after releasing his song “Paper Doll,” with lyrics including, “You’re like 22 girls in one / And none of them know what they’re running from.” Fans speculated that Swift was the subject of the track because she had dropped her pop anthem “22” in October 2012.

Mayer addressed the rumors in July 2013 on the Today show, explaining, “Yeah, songwriters write songs because of people, about people. Anything else wrote is their reception of a song. I don’t get involved with [it]. It’s none of my business.”

The “Back to You” singer’s concert on Wednesday was broadcasted live across iHeartMedia’s Hot AC stations and live streamed on iHeartRadio’s Official YouTube channel. He also debuted his new song at the event, “I Guess I Just Feel Like.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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