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Did Taylor Swift Just Drop a John Mayer Diss Track? Fans Think So — So, What Did He Do to Her?

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Oct. 21 2022, Updated 2:54 p.m. ET

Throughout the course of her years-long career, Taylor Swift has single-handedly sung the soundtrack to our love lives and for this, she must be protected at all costs. She’s been open about her past heartbreak in her music in the past, and her latest project is no different.

At midnight on Friday, Oct. 21, the singer dropped her 10th studio album, "Midnights." But it wasn’t until three hours later that the singer surprised us with an additional seven tracks and set the internet ablaze.

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The 19th track on the "Midnights (3 a.m. Edition)" seemingly addresses her relationship with her widely-known (alleged) ex-boyfriend John Mayer. And let’s just say: Shots. Were. Fired.

So, what did John do to Taylor that has everyone up in arms?

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John Mayer and Taylor Swift

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What did John Mayer do to Taylor Swift?

Much like Taylor’s previous albums, "Midnights" has supplied us with enough captions to last a lifetime. However, due to the nature of the lyrics, one song, in particular, caught fire on social media.

In “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” Taylor reminisces about a former paramour that took advantage of her innocence. In the song, Taylor sings, “Living for the thrill of hitting you where it hurts / Give me back my girlhood, it was mine first.”

Fans have no doubt that John was the “promising young man” who Taylor described in the song.

But did Taylor actually write “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” about her relationship with John? Well, it wouldn’t be the first time. Her single entitled “Dear John,” gained popularity for the same reason.

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How old was Taylor Swift when she dated John Mayer? Details on their age difference.

In "Dear John," Taylor asks, “Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?”

The lyric was obviously a nod to the age gap between her and her ex who allegedly began dating in 2009. At the time, Taylor was 19 and John was 32. They ended their romantic journey only months after it began. Still, the drama lives on.

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Later, John revealed that he felt “humiliated” by the song and said that he only became aware of Taylor’s feelings after hearing it.

He shared, “I never got an email. I never got a phone call. 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?”

When asked to address the age difference between him and his former lover, John declined to comment. The internet, on the other hand, has a lot to say about it.

One fan tweeted, “Upon listening to ‘Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve,’ I would like to issue a formal apology for every time I’ve called John Mayer hot. We ride at dawn.”

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