Mayer promptly deleted the tweet but not before screenshots were taken and reshared. After being accused by some of dissing Swift, he clarified his message, writing: "NOPE. No. Nuh-uh. People I am 39. I am deleting those tweets. Come right at me for doing so. Absolutely no shade."
Mayer also deleted that tweet, only to repost it on Wednesday morning with another note. "Looks like I shouldn’t have deleted this tweet…" he wrote.
Swift dated Mayor briefly from November 2009 to February 2010. After the two split, Swift penned "Dear John" that included some pretty telling lyrics. "Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone. Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?" she sings in the chorus.
When speaking to Rolling Stone in 2012, Mayer admitted that he wasn't too pleased with the song. "I never got an email. I never got a phone call," he said of Swift releasing the track. "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?"