According to Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, former White Stripes frontman Jack White tried to fight him at a bar in New York City last night. Throughout an extensive series of tweets (that have since been deleted), Carney explained the situation. “I’ve never met Jack White until last night,” he wrote. “He came to 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!!!”
Carney added, “He is why I play music. The bully assholes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a private, non-competitive thing. A 40-year-old bully tried to fight the 35-year-old nerd. Jack White is basically Billy Corgan’s dumb-ass Zero t-shirt in human form.”
White later responded to Carney’s claims through a statement on Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Now, Carney has tweeted, “Talked to Jack for an hour he's cool. All good.”
Talked to jack for an hour he's cool. All good.
— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015