Whether or not Jack White cursed live on TV last night at the Grammys remained a topic of debate — social media seems to have distinctly heard the f-word, while CBS claims it isn’t so — but the musician and former White Stripes frontman certainly made an impression with his impassioned performance during the ceremony.
As we reported earlier, Jack White’s set included a bit during “Love Interruption” where it sounded to many like he said “f*** me,” but CBS swears it isn’t so:
“We had 10 editors, and three people on site, and all are experienced, all with multiple Grammy, multiple Big Brother, multiple Tony experience, experience with doing these delays. They went through all of the rehearsals. They have prepared meticulously. And not a single one of them heard anything other than ‘fight.’”
(The specific line in question during Jack White’s set was “I want love to walk right up and bite me, grab a hold of me and fight me.”)
It seems that while White’s performance certainly gave off that impression, CBS is standing firm behind their “nuh-uh” stance. And as Twitter reacts to what was the most electrifying Grammys set in some time, Jack has confirmed he’s already well on his way to releasing a followup to this year’s critically acclaimed album Blunderbuss, telling Rolling Stone:
“I’ve got about 20 to 25 tracks I’m working on right now – a lot of songs … It’s a good time for writing for me.”
“I don’t know if it’ll come out this year or not … The last one kind of came together so strangely, I was in the middle of making it and I didn’t realize I was doing it, you know? I was just doing it because I needed to get these songs down and then I realized I was making a record.”
Below, Jack White’s full Grammys performance, along with the alleged “f-bomb” during the set.
Jack White – “Love Interruption” + “Freedom At…by screeps