John Mayer considers Drake his greatest inspiration – Metro US

John Mayer considers Drake his greatest inspiration

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John Mayer — the World’s Thirstiest Man Alive™ — is doing his best to step up his game and here we go.

The 39-year-old incredibly parched singer-songwriter-guitarist-apologist is launching the second leg of his Search for Everything World Tour in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And the new shows will be a departure for Mayer, who has now brought colorful and futuristic L.E.D.s in to make him young and relevant. And it’s all because essentially, he wants to be Drake.

“I wanted to have a really big show,” Mayer told AP. “I want to be competitive. I think there’s a healthy competition involved in it. I went and saw Drake’s show and … real artists say, ‘Wow!” and then they go, ‘’(Expletive).’ Right? Because you see something that wows you and as an artist yourself you go, ‘I want a little of that.’”

OK, but what expletive did he use? I need to know more.

Of course Mayer — who by the way, is very talented, just really annoying — is a fan of Drake’s, and would go to a Drake set and be like, ‘Ooh, gimme!’ So I guess those of you who are willing to spend money on supporting John Mayer’s career will have to let me know if it was all worth it.

‘Cause it won’t be me.

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