The Black Keys' Patrick Carney Says Jack 'Tried to Fight' Him

Photo of the Black Keys' Patrick Carney & Dan Auerbach, by Danny Clinch

The ongoing "feud" between The Black Keys and Jack White took an unusual turn Sunday, when White allegedly "tried to fight" Keys drummer Patrick Carney at a bar.

“I’ve never met Jack White until last night,” Carney said Monday morning on Twitter. “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!!!”

Carney went on to explain that “he is why I play music ... The bully assholes who made me feel like nothing," saying of the encounter: "A 40 year old bully tried to fight the 35 year old nerd.”

White subsequently responded in a statement to Entertainment Weekly: "Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick," said White. "Nobody touched you or ‘bullied’ you. 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.”

Following White's statement, Carney took to Twitter again late Monday morning to inform his fans that he "talked to Jack for an hour he's cool. All good."