The Secret’s out: Eight-time Grammy winner Jack White demands his guacamole chunky and he hates fluorescent lighting.
These are just a few of the revelations reporters at The Oklahoma Daily learned about the musician through a public records request with the University of Oklahoma. The request showed university officials agreed to pay for hotel accommodations, ground transportation from the airport and “artist hospitality as mutually agreed upon.”
But arguably the most important detail was his pay. His concert on the University of Oklahoma campus on Monday cost the institution $80,000.
Whether it was because the newspaper leaked the details about his pay or his “FRESH HOME-MADE GUACAMOLE” recipe (“Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, careful not to mush the avocados too much. We want it chunky.”), White isn’t happy. Now, the rocker may never return to the University of Oklahoma.
During the sold-out performance, White blasted the student newspaper, telling the audience that “just because you can type it on a computer doesn’t make it right.”
“We can’t confirm this, because we’re making a paper right now, but we heard that Jack White called out The Oklahoma Daily at his Feb. 2 concert at McCasland Field House,” the student newspaper reported on its website during the show.
According to a statement on White’s website, the newspaper staff’s reporting was “unfortunate, unprofessional and very unwelcoming.”
On Thursday, the student newspaper reported the William Morris Endeavor Entertainment talent company blacklisted the university because of the stories. The company, which has represented performers 2 Chainz, Selena Gomez and Kid Cudi, among others, said it wouldn’t book future shows with the university until “this policy is modified not to disseminate private information.”
That policy, by the way, is the state’s public records law, which requires public entities to be transparent about how they handle public money.