Of course, that’s easier said than done when you’re the former singer-guitarist of Oasis, but when he told a story about his run-in with Rihanna at Wednesday’s GQ Men of the Year Awards in London, it was really all in good fun.
Speaking to the magazine (via NME.com), Gallagher couldn’t resist recalling the time he encountered RiRi and her overly large posse backstage at a music festival last year in Norway where she and his band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, were on the same bill.
“I don’t have an entourage, and when I do it’s pathetic. Never more than two people,” said the 46-year-old rocker. “I was at a festival in Norway and Rihanna’s just arrived with a hundred people. F–king small army. And I had to go into this room, which was all just racks of clothing and stuff that designers and punters had brought to give to Rihanna. And they all had these cards in front of them, saying: ‘Dear Rihanna, we are such huge fans, please accept this $90,000 handbag from whoever and whoever.'”
That being said, Gallagher—who’s not without a sense of humor—figured if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. So he sent a present the singer’s way as well.
“I’m reading all these cards as I’m waiting to go in,” the prankster added. “So I went back to my dressing room and got the little bowl of Cadbury’s Sensations and left it there on her table with a card saying, ‘Dear Rihanna, please accept these chocolates on behalf of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. And she took them. She f–king took them.'”
No word what Rihanna has to say about that.
At the same time Gallagher was poking fun at her massive entourage, the “Unapologetic” hitmaker was snapped out and about in New York that night wearing the largest, most bizarre silver hoop earrings we’ve ever seen.
Dressed quite casually in denim short shorts, white shirt, Nike trainers and cap that read, “Teenage Fantasy,” Rihanna arrived back at her hotel after what she tweeted was a night out with her best friend at the Perfection Gentleman’s Club in Queens.
It’s not known how many members of her crew accompanied her.Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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