AceShowbiz - Jack White responded to Patrick Carney's claim that he's a bully who tried to pick a fight with the drummer. "Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick," the former lead singer of The White Stripes issued a statement to Pitchfork.
"Nobody touched you or 'bullied' you," White continued. "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."
Carney previously gave his side of story regarding their run-in. "I've never met Jack White," The Black Keys drummer tweeted. "Until last night. 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!!!" he added. "He is why I play music. The bully a**holes 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," he went on.
Carney also made a sly reference to "It Might Get Loud", the documentary White starred in alongside fellow guitarists like The Edge as he added, "It might get loud but it might also get really really sad and pathetic."
Carney deleted most of his tweets hours later. He then suggested that he had made up with White, "Talked to jack for an hour he's cool. All good." White added a brief statement through his label Third Man Records, "From one musician to another, you have my respect Patrick Carney."
“From one musician to another, you have my respect Patrick Carney.” -Jack White— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) September 14, 2015
Jack Black's disdain for The Black Keys was first revealed during White's divorce proceedings with Karen Elson back in 2013. He accused the band of ripping off his music but later apologized, "I wish the band the Black Keys all the success that they can get."