Jack White Covers Jay Z’s ’99 Problems’: Watch

By Shannon Carlin

Jack White’s got 99 problems, but covering Jay Z ain’t one.

During White’s performance of “Icky Thump” at this weekend’s Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY, he managed to throw in a bit of “99 problems,” turning it into a bluesy call to arms.

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White hasn’t been shy about his interest in Jay.

During an interview with Rolling Stone, White talked about working in the studio with HOV on a batch of still unreleased songs, which may stay unreleased since White didn’t seem convinced that Jay even liked them.


Though, White might have just been in a complaining mood, since this was the same interview where he went off on his former White Stripes cohort, Meg White and the Black Keys.

Last month, White also covered a bit of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” while in Ireland. This was the same show where they pulled the plug on him, but he just kept on playing.


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