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The bad blood between The Black Keys and musician Jack White just took another major hit.
Monday morning Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney took to Twitter to detail an encounter that reignited their long-going feud. Carney said he had never met White until the encounter, but that White “came to a bar in Nyc I go to a lot with a few friends and tried to fight me.”
He added, ” He [White] is why I play music. The bully assholes who made me feel like nothing.”
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The two have history: In 2014, when TMZ released intimate emails between White and his ex-wife, Carney called White “an asshole,” and said he felt bad for him.
White subsequently apologized to the group and wished them “all the success they can get.”
Check out Carney’s side of the confrontation below:
He is why I play music. The bully assholes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a private non competitive thing.
— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015
UPDATE: Jack White has issued a response.
In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, White commented on the situation. “Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick. Nobody touched you or ‘bullied’ you,” he said. “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.”
UPDATE 2: Patrick Carney has now tweeted a response to Jack’s response.
Talked to jack for an hour he’s cool. All good.
– Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) September 14, 2015