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Jack White denies Lady GaGa criticism

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Jack White has denied claims that he labelled Lady GaGa's music as "all image with no meaning".

The singer is quoted as describing the popstar's image as "artifice" in the new issue of Esquire magazine, saying that modern pop has become a "soundbite".

Lady Gaga
appears at Harrods to celebrate her debut fragrance 'Fame'.
London, England - 07.10.12
Credit: (Mandatory): WENN.com

© WENN

Jack White photoshoot for Esquire

© Esquire / David Slijper



However, White has now clarified his claims, explaining that he was misquoted during a conversation about "the drawbacks of image for the sake of image".

A statement on his website reads: "I'd like to address the recent tabloidesque drama baiting by the press in regards to Lady GaGa. 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, and that it is popular nowadays to not question an image in front of you, but only to label it as 'cool' or 'weird' quickly and dispose of it.

"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."

Jack White photoshoot for Esquire

© Esquire / David Slijper

Jack White photoshoot for Esquire

© Esquire / David Slijper



He continued: "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.

"Maybe somebody with more lawyers can take them to task, but I'll just use the internet and Twitter instead.

"I also think that kind of tabloid drama encourages artists to not express their opinions in the press, and instead give polite soundbites that don't stimulate thought about creativity and the consumption of art in its many guises."

He concluded: "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."

Watch the music video for Jack White's 'I'm Shakin'' below:

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