1. The buzz started when the Oklahoma Daily, the University of Oklahoma's student newspaper, published the musician's tour contract ahead of a Feb. 2 concert at the school. The "Food & Drink" section included a request for "1 bowl of FRESH HOME-MADE GUACAMOLE" along with a detailed recipe.
  2. White apparently was not pleased with the story and "called out" the paper during the show.
  3. The newspaper fired back, saying, in part, "It’s important to understand that we didn't publish that information to embarrass White. We published the information because students need to know how their money is being spent – even if it’s being spent on homemade guacamole and aged salami with a sharp knife."
  4. For the record, White's management company told the newspaper that White didn't write the rider. "We're not even sure he likes guacamole, but we do know that the folks who work hard to put on the show do enjoy it."
  5. But GuacamoleGate didn't end there.
  6. On Feb. 15, White posted a letter after several media outlets, including NPR, wrote about the spat. It "seems like there’s a new rule number one for up and coming journalists: don't let the facts get in the way of click bait," he wrote. White also denied the guacamole demands and said the recipe was an "inside joke" between his tour manager and promoters.