Jack White has written an open letter on his Third Man Records website calling for an end to the debate about his leaked contract and tour rider last week.
If you recall, the rider requested some very strange and specific items, including a homemade recipe for guacamole and a total ban on bananas.
The post, titled 'For God Sakes!', was addressed to "journalists and other people looking for drama or a diva" and saw the one-time White Stripes man riled at the constant questioning on the topic.
"first off, this is none of your business, but i have no specific demands in my dressing room," he wrote. "i know i could ask for lots of things but i actually don't ask for ANYTHING. i take with me what i need, and that ain't much. anything on the rider is for the band and the crew. this "guacamole recipe" is my hilarious tour managers inside joke with the local promoters, it’s his recipe, not mine. it’s just something to break up the boredom, seeing who can make it best. though i wouldn’t know because i’ve never had it. i can’t even make kool aid let alone cook any real food enough to have a “recipe.” sorry, i don't have that talent."
He also addressed the banana ban: "bananas: did it occur to anyone someone on the tour might have an allergy to them? no? hmmm."
Despite his annoyance, White claimed that he forgave the students at the University of Oklahoma for leaking the private details. "am i pissed at the students at oklahoma university? absolutely not," he wrote. "am i disappointed in young journalists at their school paper? absolutely. but i forgive them, they’re young and have learned their lesson about truth and ethics hopefully."