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MAYER THINKS HIS EX SWIFT IS 'COOL'

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Taylor Swift is "really cool".

In an interview with MSNBC as part of his 7 Days Of Genius special, John Mayer was not afraid of applauding his ex's decision to pull her music from music streaming service Spotify.

The 37-year-old US singer-songwriter had briefly dated pop star Swift, 25, in 2010. After their break-up, Swift penned Dear John for her 2010 album Speak Now. Mayer responded with the track Paper Doll on his 2013 album Paradise Valley, which the media took as a jab at Swift.

In the interview, Mayer said he wished the media focused on his music rather than his relationships.

"(Paper Doll) never got listened to as a song. It became a news story because of the lyrics," he said.