Liam Gallagher - Liam Gallagher got irate with Idris Elba over his hair

Subscribe to Liam Gallagher alerts

Liam Gallagher's confrontation with Idris Elba started over his hair.

The Beady Eye frontman squared up to the 'The Wire' star at London's Ivy Club following the NME Awards in February and pulled Idris' red bobble hat off his head, and Liam has now opened up about the real reason behind the altercation for the first time - the actor had ruffled his perfectly coiffed hairdo.

He told British station Absolute Radio: ''I didn't steal Idris' hat, or grab it. I don't go grabbing anyone. He messed my f***ing hair up, so I pulled his hat off and booted it across the room, and that's it.''

Reports at the time claimed Idris - who was accompanied by his 'Luther' co-star and former World Thai boxing champion Warren Brown at the bash - was in a good mood and let it drop without things getting physical.

However, infamous wildman Liam sees things differently, insisting he had every right to go ballistic because you should never mess with someone's haircut.

The 'Flick of the Finger' singer ranted: ''I don't give a f**k. I didn't know who he was. I still don't know who he is and I don't give a f**k who he is.

''You don't touch a man's haircut, man, especially if you've got a red bobble hat on. So let's get that one straight. He f***ed up my hair - so the hat got it.''

The former Oasis star and his Beady Eye bandmates played a special acoustic set for Absolute Radio at the world famous Abbey Road Studios on Monday night (03.06.13).

The group - also comprised of Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Chris Sharrock and Jay Mehler - played tracks from their new album 'BE', including 'Second Bite of the Apple', 'Ballroom Figured', 'Don't Brother Me' and 'Iz Rite'.

They also performed a cover of The Beatles' 'Cry Baby Cry' in Studio 3 - which is synonymous with The Fab Four.

Listen to Beady Eye's gig in full on Pete Donaldson's evening show on Thursday (06.06.13) from 9pm on Absolute Radio and watch Liam's interview at


Tags: Liam Gallagher - Idris Elba - Beady Eye - Warren Brown - Oasis - Pete Donaldson

Subscribe to Liam Gallagher alerts

More Liam Gallagher

Oasis Tipped To Play Glastonbury 2014, After Liam's Cryptic Tweets

An Oasis reunion could be on the horizon after frontman Liam Gallagher tweeted the letters of the band's name over the course of a few...

Oasis Reunion in 2014? Probably Not, But Watch This Space

Following Facebook and Instagram posts last night, Oasis fans were dusting off their parka coats and bucket hats, calling their brothers "r kid" and swaggering...

Robbie Williams Reopens Feud with Liam Gallagher, Over Nicole Appleton

Robbie Williams has reopened his seemingly age old feud with Liam Gallagher over the former Oasis frontman's alleged infidelity. According to a New York Post...

Beady Eye's V Festival Show Doubtful After Gem's Mystery Accident

Beady Eye's set at this year's V-Festival is under threat after guitarist Gem Archer was hospitalized for "severe head trauma" after an accident last Thursday...


Irony Awards 2013: Liam Gallagher's Secret Revealed - Liza Ghorbani Is His Baby's Mother

So, let’s get this straight: the mother of Liam Gallagher’s latest baby is a celebrity journalist? Oh the irony. Following years of journalist bashing from...

Glastonbury Festival 2013 In Pictures: Sun, Cider and The Rolling Stones [Pictures]

And that's it. Another year passes and Worthy Farm closes its gates on the Glastonbury Festival revellers for another 12 months. Though there's always the...

Liam Gallagher Opens Glastonbury Festival With Oasis Songs [Pictures]

Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye played an unbilled set at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday morning (June 28, 2013), officially opening three days...

Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye Open Glastonbury Festival With Morning Set

Liam Gallagher was given the enviable job of opening the 2013 Glastonbury Festival with a surprise set on The Other Stage on Friday morning (June...



Liam Gallagher Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Liam Gallagher

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All