Noel Gallagher Slams Rihanna and Entourage

High Flying Birds frontman reveals his disgust at the US star's entourage and exploiting celebrity status.

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Noel Gallagher has spoken out against Rihanna and her entourage, criticising the singer for courting a celebrity lifestyle and rinsing it for whatever she can get, Gigwise reports.

Gallagher was speaking at this year's GQ Awards, which were held in London last night (3 September, 2013), where he revealed his disgust at which the lengths fans and designers went to in order to reach the "Diamonds" superstar, and how she embraces their gifts.

"I don't do rock star stuff. I don't wear sunglasses all the time - I tend to wear them when it's sunny," says Gallagher in an interview with GQ. "I don't have an entourage, and when I do it's pathetic. Never more than two people.

"I was at a festival in Norway and Rihanna's just arrived with 100 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.'"

Gallagher also reveals that after seeing this, he took the opportunity to see how far the singer would go with gifts, and left a gift himself.

"I'm reading all these cards as I'm waiting to go in 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."

Gallagher also hit out at fans who approached him when he was off duty from his High Flying Birds frontman role, and singled out fans who asked him to sign inappropriate items.

"If someone comes up to you in Selfridges while you're buying socks and pants, and gives you a tube ticket to sign ... I have to say, 'I am not signing that'. It's the argumentative soul in me," he tells the magazine. "'Why not?' Well, what are you going to do with it? Are you going to put that tube ticket on a plinth at home? Come on. Go and get an album. I'll be in this section buying socks for the next 45 minutes. HMV is downstairs.

"You can be there and back in ten minutes. Do not make me sign the back of a f--king receipt from Boots."

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    I'd slam Rihanna too!
    It should be Chris Brown SLAMS Rihanna
    This is actually the second "X Slams Rihanna..." article UG has posted. No, the first one was not Chris Brown, but that's why the first one was friggin' hilarious.
    I like Noel Gallgher first and foremost for his music. He is a great songwriter and underrated guitarist. Saw him 3 times on his recent tour and he was excellent. Top bloke with a great sense of humour; somebody you could have a pint with.
    You've got to love Noel Gallagher. He always speaks his mind, and he is also quite funny. He wrote some mighty good songs as well!
    "Come on. Go and get an album. I'll be in this section buying socks for the next 45 minutes. HMV is downstairs." LMAO, gotta love Noel, mate.
    I will go to a Rihanna concert if it's free. Wake me up when Nuno Bettencourt starts playing the guitar solos.
    Jacques Nel
    All of these so-called 'pop-icons' are a huge waste of space. But no need to be a d!ck about fan support.
    He's right about the Rihanna thing, then he had to guy make himself look like a dick again at the end with the autograph thing.
    so you would sign a wortheless ticket or something? To me it sounds like he's just checking if they are actually a fan, or just doing it to throw the autograph on ebay to make money later. The thing I find stupid is that he's so upset that rihanna took what he left her to take...
    They are all "musicians", just different genres and different opinions on how things should work. I'm not a fan of either, but Noel should suck it up and take "pride" in himself for not acting in such "terrible" ways of stardom.
    Not sure if I'd count Rihanna as a musician tbh. A musician should, you know, actually write their own music, and not lip sync as concert. She's a performer, not an artist or a musician.
    He is going on about all of the expensive stuff Rhianna gets and then goes on to say he shops in Selfridges ahahaha, he is pathetic. You would get a REAL rock star like Cobain shopping in some overpriced poser shop like that would you. The Gallaghers are just about as fake as they come.
    If you don't see the difference between shopping in Selfridges and having a road crew of +100 people, getting $90.000 handbags as mere gifts and all that jazz, then... Oh well.
    The reason Rihanna has an entourage and he doesn't is because HE IS A FUCKING TOOL. Why be fussy about what you're going to sign when it's just a fan's own personal memento? Dick. *edit* and just to cover myself, I'm not a Rihanna fan, but generally she comes across better than this guy...
    You're getting downvoted but you're ****ing right. This bloke and his brother are notorious for being tools.