The two were rumored to have dated five years ago, and two songs later -- Taylor reportedly wrote "Dear John" about Mayer and he's thought to have written "Paper Doll" about her -- the 37-year-old singer/songwriter
says he's ready to put their media-fueled feud behind him.
"Now I can just go, 'Look, I can say the name Taylor Swift.' She’s an artist. I'm an artist. Everybody stop, nobody's got cancer," he told Ronan Farrow during a MSNBC interview (starts around 8:30)
. "We're rich people who get to live out our dreams. Let's just stop it. I'm a musician who's bigger than one song or one record."