'Absolutely no shade': John Mayer goes into damage control after branding Taylor Swift's birthday the 'lamest day of the year'
John Mayer has insisted he meant 'no shade' at ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, after labelling her birthday the 'lamest day of the year.'
After deleting his original tweet, which appeared to take a swipe at the Shake It Off birthday-girl, John defended himself, writing: 'NOPE. No. Nuh-uh. People I am 39. I am deleting those tweets. Come right at me for doing so, Absolutely no shade'.
John and Taylor dated briefly from November 2009 to February 2010, with their acrimonious split inspiring her hit-song, Dear John.
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'It's the lamest day of the year': John Mayer sent Twitter into overdrive when he appeared to take a dig at his ex Taylor Swift on Tuesday, her birthday
Haters gonna hate: John tweeted: 'Tuesday, December 13 may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually'. He later deleted it, but not before sending Taylor fans into a spin
Attempting to set the record straight: John Mayer insisted he meant 'no shade' at ex-girlfriend
While she celebrating turning 27 on December 13, the Love On The Weekend singer appeared to take a swipe at his ex on Twitter, as the wounds of their split apparently run deep.
In a tweet that he deleted a short while later, the singer wrote: 'Tuesday, December 13 may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually.'
Taylor has credited her day of birth with being her own lucky number.
In 2009 she explained the importance of the number in her life, saying: 'The significance of the number 13 on my hand... I paint this on my hand before every show because 13 is my lucky number; for a lot of reasons.'
Not over it? As she turned 27 on December 13, the Love On The Weekend singer, 39, took a swipe at her by labelling her day of birth 'the lamest day of the year' on Twitter
In a tweet that he deleted a short while later, the singer wrote: 'Tuesday, December 13 may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually'
She added: 'I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first number one song had a 13-second intro.'
Despite drama over John's tweet, Taylor was given plenty of love on her birthday.
Lighting up Instagram and Twitter with praise for their friend, her showbiz pals Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Ruby Rose all posted heartfelt messages.
Friends: Taylor was given plenty of love on her birthday from her squad (L-R): Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Serayah McNeill, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss
Gigi, 21, shared a sweet caption along with a photo of the friends hugging at a party, saying:
'Happy Birthday to you T!! So inspired every day by what an incredible friend you are !!!!!!!! love you & celebrating with u in spirit xx'
Another squad member, Karlie Kloss, got in on the fun, posting a Polaroid snap of the two of them making faces to the camera.
Love you! Gigi Hadid wrote: 'Happy Birthday to you T!! So inspired every day by what an incredible friend you are !!!!!!!! love you & celebrating with u in spirit xx'
To my ride or die! Another squad member, Karlie Kloss, got in on the fun, posting a Polaroid snap of the two of them making kissy faces to the camera
The 24-year-old supermodel wrote on the post: 'Happiest of Birthdays to my ride or die @taylorswift. I feel blessed to count you as my friend, sister and partner in crime. Can't wait to celebrate together very soon'
Ruby Rose, 30, wrote on her page: 'What does one even begin to say about this incredible woman. Happy birthday to one of most incredible, loyal, loving and generous human beings I've ever met.'
She continued: '@taylorswift you are an amazing friend and I wish you nothing but the most amazing day. You deserve so so so much joy today and forever more, Just like the joy you bring to others. Xoxo.'
BFFs: Ruby Rose, 30, wrote on her page: 'Happy birthday to one of most incredible, loyal, loving and generous human beings I've ever met.'
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