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12:14 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Detroit's Jack White causes stir during last night's Grammy Awards

Detroit's Jack White put on a memorable performance during last night's 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

The former member of the rock duo White Stripes, released  his  solo album Blunderbuss in early 2012, which was up for three awards.

He didn't take any awards home, but he did attract some attention.

On the broadcast, White played "Love Interruption" and "Freedom at 21."

After "Freedom at 21," he killed his guitar.... left it humming on the stage.

But prior to that, during "Love Interruption" White caused a bit of a stir on Twitter:

[View the story "Jack White's F-bomb" on Storify]

CBS execs say it's just not so. The word he sang was fight, not f---.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

But Martin Franks, executive vp planning, policy and government affairs at CBS, insists that the F-word was not sung during White and Amanfu's performance and that the network's editors have listened to the performance multiple times on state-of-the-art equipment to verify that. He says the word that was sung was "fight."

"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," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "They went through all of the rehearsals. They have prepared meticulously. And not a single one of them heard anything other than 'fight.'"

Well, now you're up against those experts. Take a listen and let us know what you think:


 

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