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The Black Keys/Jack White tiff has spiraled out of control time and time again. At this point in time, when we see a headline like the one above, there no longer is an element of surprise. But the feud between the musicians has usually been more talk than actual action. So when we hear about a physical fight actually on the verge, well, we want to know more.
The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney broke the news of the unsurprising disagreement over his Twitter account. A number of the Tweets he first sent have since been deleted, but essentially he claimed that White Stripes frontman Jack White tried to start a fight with Carney last night at a New York City bar. The full statement from the tweets read:
I've never met Jack White. Until last night. He came into a bar in Nyc I go to a lot with a few friends and tried to fight me. I don't fight and don't get fighting but he was mad!!! He is why I play music. The bully assholes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a private non competitive thing. Not sure what he's unhappy with cuz I just liked Zeppelin a lot and wanted to play guitar. Cut my pinky off and ended up being a drummer. Not the best drummer but a passionate one. But any way Jack White. A 40 year old bully tried to fight the 35 year old nerd. It might get loud but it might also get really really sad and pathetic. Jack White is basically Bill Corgan's dumb ass zero t-shirt in human form.
Carney’s allegations quickly took the internet by storm, because, that’s what happens when you feed the fire to a feud that pre-exists. But of course, there’s two sides to every story. And so, Jack White naturally responded essentially calling The Black Keys’ drummer a whiny bitch. Ok he didn’t exactly say that, but pretty much. Here’s his statement about the incident to EW:
Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick. Nobody touched you or ‘bullied’ you. You were asked a question you couldn’t answer so you walked away. So quit whining to the Internet and speak face to face like a human being. End of story.
Well that wasn’t the end of the story. And we probably will never know the actual story, because these are celebrities. But, apparently upon White’s statement, the two had a nice little chat privately. Yes, privately. And those words don’t look like they are going to be spilled for millions to see, because Patrick Carney then tweeted this.
So, all really is good, for now. Let’s see how long it lasts till another tiff between the feuding musicians hits the trending wheel once again.