Idris Elba has reignited his feud with Liam Gallagher, saying he does not even know what band the Beady Eye frontman is in any more.
Luther actor Elba first had a run-in with Gallagher in February of this year when it was reported that the pair clashed at an NME Awards after party at The Ivy in London in February (February 27), with eye-witnesses claiming that they had squabbled because Gallagher made fun of Elba’s bobble hat.
Now, in a new interview with GQ, Elba explains precisely what happened on the night and makes his feelings for the Beady Eye frontman clear. Explaining how he met Gallagher in a bar and greeted him with a hug and rubbing him on the head, Elba says: “Didn’t like that. Don’t touch his hair, apparently. Fuck off. Next time walk with a fucking hairdresser, then.” He adds: “Well, ‘I’m a popular rock singer, so I’m going to be mean and fucking horrible to people just because they messed up my look.’ Fuck off.”
Elba, who has starred in Pacific Rim and Prometheus already this year, played ‘Wonderwall’ during a DJ set prior to the GQ interview. Asked by the magazine if he was taking a shot at Gallagher by playing the song, Elba responds: “No! Fuck that idiot. No. I don’t even know what his songs are about now or what band he’s in now. No-one gives a fuck, yeah? He was popular when he was in Oasis.”
Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher is taking legal action against a US newspaper over reports that he allegedly fathered a “love child” with a New York music journalist. The New York Post published an article on July 17 which claimed the woman, who says the Beady Eye man fathered her daughter, is seeking $3 million (£1.9 million) for paternity in a Manhattan court.