(CBS NEWS/AP) – Jack White said the drama between himself and Lady Gaga was created by the media and that his comments in Esquire are being misquoted.
White said he’s the victim of “tabloidesque drama baiting” by Britain’s New Music Express. The magazine quoted an interview he gave to Esquire UK in which White appears to criticize Lady Gaga for being “all artifice” and “all image with no meaning.”
“It’s all image with no meaning behind it. You can’t sink your teeth into it. It’s a sound bite. It’s very of this age, because that’s what people want. They want a Twitter line, a jpeg, an MP3,” he is quoted saying in the magazine.
White posted a note on his record company’s website to clarify his comments from the magazine.
The musician said he didn’t say anything about Lady Gaga or her music, but instead was talking about the drawbacks of image for the sake of image. He said, “If you’re going to try to cause drama, at least get the quotes right.” He wishes peace to Lady Gaga and congratulates her for championing gay rights.
White, meanwhile, received some good news on Wednesday. His debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” received album of the year and best rock album Grammy nominations.
Don’t miss Jack White headline Live 105’s Not So Silent Night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Friday, December 7.
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