June 20, 2013 16:03

Liam Gallagher calls Robbie Williams a 'fat fucking idiot'

Beady Eye and Williams both performed in Manchester last night (June 19)

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Liam Gallagher has hit out at Robbie Williams on the same night both artists performed in Manchester to differently-sized audiences.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live shortly before Beady Eye played live at the 1,500-capacity Ritz venue in the city last night (June 19), Gallagher took aim at Williams who was performing a headline show at Manchester City's 60,000-capacity Etihad Stadium. Asked why both stars' careers had led them to the point they were at today, Gallagher claimed that Beady Eye were a "proper live band" adding, "but the bullshit is winning".

Gallagher continued: "We should be playing the Etihad three nights, not some fucking fat fucking idiot. It could be any fucking clown. I think it's a shame that he's doing three nights and a band like us are doing one night in the Ritz. Poor, mate. It's not about him, it's people in general. But it's about fucking him, just in case you think I'm scared or something."

"It's a small gig. Beady Eye ain't a big band," Gallagher later added. "Everyone thinks we're going to announce big fucking stadiums. [The Ritz] is the level we're at and we'll stay at that until you pull your fucking finger out and buy the fucking records."

Beady Eye are currently on a short tour of small venues promoting their new album 'BE'. They will perform at London's Camden Centre tonight (June 20) and Glasgow's ABC on June 22.

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