After 40 years in the spotlight, John Mellencamp has plenty of stories. During a recent interview, he got very honest about two people in his past: ex Meg Ryan and the former president of Columbia Records.
When it comes to his love life, Mellencamp says he understands why women have a hard time dealing with him. “I think it’s because I’m a child," he admits. "I throw fits, I gripe, I complain. I’m moody. Every bad thing that a fella can be, that’s me.” One ex in particular seems to have a real problem with the rocker. “I loved Meg Ryan," he says of the actress, whom he broke up with in 2015. "She hates me to death.”
His professional life has also had some bumps in the road. The rocker claims he left Columbia Records after finding out the president of the label was a racist. Mellencamp doesn't name the exec, but the mystery man reportedly had a problem with the singer's 2001 album "Peaceful World.” According to Mellencamp, the exec said "I don’t know why Mellencamp insists on having these [n-words] singing with him. It makes it impossible to get him [on radio]."
ONE MORE THING! Most likely, the Columbia president Mellencamp is referring to is Don Ienner. Aside from allegedly being a racist, he also faced a lawsuit for allegedly using a homophobic slur in reference to George Michael. Ienner resigned from Columbia back in 2006.
Source: Us Weekly