Rocker Jack White has written an open letter to the "rude" student journalists who published demands from his tour rider, offering them his forgiveness and an explanation behind his bizarre banana ban at venues.

The former White Stripes star became embroiled in a feud with pupils at the University of Oklahoma earlier this month (Feb15) after writers working on the college newspaper obtained his tour rider for a gig at the college using a Freedom of Information Act request.

They published details including his demands for homemade guacamole, which came with a special recipe, and a ban on bananas, triggering a war of words with White's managers who accused the students of being "unprofessional" and "unwelcoming" for printing the information.

White has now waded into the feud himself by publishing an open letter to the trainee reporters on his website, scolding the students for their actions but also offering his forgiveness and an explanation behind the quirky details of his tour rider.

He writes, "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... First off, this is none of your business, but I have no specific demands in my dressing room... Anything on the rider is for the band and the crew.

"This 'guacamole recipe' is my hilarious tour manager's inside joke with the local promoters... Bananas: did it occur to anyone someone on the tour might have an allergy to them? No? Hmmm... Never in my 20 years of playing shows has my contract and tour rider been published... Do you know why we don't do that or want that?... It's because people don't understand what a rider is or what the terms of a contract are. They're out of their element...

"Someone printed that I'm never going to Oklahoma again? Not true. I love Oklahoma... Our booking agent warned the college that other artists might not book shows there? Of course they did, it's bad business what that school paper did and really rude... Am I disappointed in young journalists at (the) school paper? Absolutely. But I forgive them."