John Mayer Stanning Oprah’s Clapback To A Fan Who Came For Her On Instagram Is F—king Legendary

You don’t often hear “John Mayer” and “Oprah Winfrey” in the same sentence, but you’re about to.

On April 4, Oprah posted a photo of herself and the late Maya Angelou, who would have been 91 years old on Instagram.

Here’s her post:

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Maya would have been 91 today! This is my favorite picture of us. Even in death I feel the “unbroken continuity” of her mother-sister-friendship referenced in the Henry Scott Holland canon ????????❤️ Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well.

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Oprah’s post apparently attracted some unwanted attention from a “fan” who straight up came for her.

The fan claimed Oprah did not have the authority to call Angelou “Maya”:

The fan said:

“Ms. Angelou to you Oprah. You have no license to call her Maya. She will always be be Ms. Angelou.”



To which Oprah  responded:

“she actually gave me permission after the 2nd or 3d visit to her home to call her “Maya”. Believe me I’ve witnessed when other folk did NOT have that permission!”



And while, all things considered, this was a pretty kind clapback, it actually inspired John Mayer to come out and say exactly what was on his mind.

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What a mind. #CommentsByCelebs

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“When Oprah claps back — look down,” he begins.  “One of her hands is your face.”

The rest of the clapback experience embodies your existential crisis following an Oprah clapback.

“Now look in the mirror.  That’s right; you have seven Oprah hands for a face.  You’re tripping.  This is due to the dusting of neurotoxins released from the clap.  You will wake up at the job you had in high school, but at the age you are today.  In your pocket you will find a note that says ‘do better.'”

He got them gooooooooood.













Mayer himself was actually a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006:

This was shortly after the release of his album Continuum featuring such hit songs as “Waiting On The World To Change” and “Gravity,” which would go on to be defining tracks.

Other than that, Mayer and Oprah don’t have much of a pre-existing relationship.

It just seems like Mayer really wanted to stan Oprah this time.

Mayer doesn’t have any future albums planned, but hopefully he and Oprah will do a clapback double feature on the next one.