Jack White Clarifies Comments About Lady Gaga


Just yesterday, we reported on Jack White‘s apparent dig at Lady Gaga. Now, however, Jack says hold up, we got it all wrong–“it’s all image with no meaning behind it” isn’t what he meant at all and he claims his words were twisted by NME. He took to his record label’s website to clear up the situation:

I’d like to address the recent tabloidesque drama baiting by the press in regards to Lady Gaga. I never said anything about her music, or questioned the authenticity of her songs in any way. I was in a conversation about the drawbacks of image for the sake of image, and that it is popular nowadays to not question an image in front of you, but only to label it as “cool” or “weird” quickly and dispose of it. I don’t like my comments about lady gaga’s presentation being changed into some sort of negative critique of her music. If you’re going to try to cause drama, at least get the quotes right. I think journalists should also be held accountable for what they say. Especially publications like the NME who put whatever words they feel like between two quotation marks and play it off as a quote. Maybe somebody with more lawyers can take them to task, but i’ll just use the Internet and Twitter instead. I also think that kind of tabloid drama encourages artists to not express their opinions in the press, and instead give polite soundbites that don’t stimulate thought about creativity and the consumption of art in its many guises.

Peace to Lady Gaga and I fully congratulate and compliment her on her championing of gay rights issues and the momentum it’s given to help create change.

Thank you.

Jack White


  • Viv

    oh, I LOVE this guy. Huge crush since I saw him on a White Stripes show in Brazil. Too pale and tall to resist (And he plays the guitar).
    There, I said it.

  • Age 20

    NME is a terrible music website to be honest. They almost never had their facts right and their review of Kendrick Lamar’s GKMC was the most half-assed, factually incorrect review of an album I’ve ever read. So terrible in fact that they even had to edit the review because of the bad responses it was getting.

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