Rapper Hayes discussed his new mixtape, 'First 58.' "Yeah, that's why it's called First 48. n---as think I'm trying to bite off the show or I'm gonna kill them in 48 hours or something. No n---a its 48 songs. I don't know why n---as are diggin into it so deep," Hayes explained, sort of. It's not that deep, dude. [AllHipHop]

John Mayer apologized for a recent interview he did with Playboy magazine, where he said a variety of controversial and offensive things. "Re: using the 'N word' in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it's such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there's no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged...I think it's time to stop trying to be so raw in interviews. It started as an attempt to not let the waves of criticism get to me, but it's gotten out of hand and I've created somewhat of a monster." Damn. [MTV]