Jack White Denies Lady Gaga Criticism After Tabloid Claims: "I Fully Congratulate Her"
5 December 2012, 17:44
The White Stripes star has insisted he was misquoted on his comments about Gaga's music.
Jack White has responded to recent press claims he has criticised Lady Gaga's music and image by saying he has been misquoted by a publication and has made no such statements.
Today (5th December) several outlets have picked up on supposed statements made by Jack White in an interview with Esquire where he reportedly labelled the 'Marry The Night' star's music as "all image with no meaning", but the former White Stripes star insists his comments were taken out of context.
"I'd like to address the recent tabloidesque drama baiting by the press in regard to Lady Gaga," Jack White writes in a note posted on the official website for Third Man Records. "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," the former White Stripes frontman explained. "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.
Check out a picture of Lady Gaga during her recent trip to South Africa as part of her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour below (Credit: Twitter):
"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 explained. "Maybe somebody with more lawyers can take them to task, but I'll just use the Internet and Twitter instead.
"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 added.
Jack White launched his first solo album 'Blunderbuss' earlier this year while Lady Gaga is now preparing her second album 'ARTPOP'.