Perhaps being nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys went to Jack White's head?
The singer has led a nearly tabloid-free career since bursting on the scene as part of former band The White Stripes. But then again, he hadn't gone out of his way to attack fellow musicians like Lady Gaga until now! In an interview with Esquire UK, he bashed Gaga for making insubstantial music. "I don't think she lives it because it's all artifice," he said. "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."
And with that, it doesn't seem like Jack was done stewing -- only this time, he directed his anger at the publication who released the interview! He accused them of "tabloidesque drama" and taking his words out of context. "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," he said in a statement on the Third Man Records website. "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."
He even addressed Gaga directly at the end of the statement by offering an olive branch of sorts: "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."