Following February Altercation Idris Elba Not a Fan of Liam Gallagher
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.19.2013
"F**k That Idiot…"
In an interview with GQ, Idris Elba commented on his altercation with Liam Gallagher at the NME Awards in February, which he claims started because he hugged him and gave him an "affectionate rub on the head". Here are highlights:
On Liam Gallagher and how the fight happened: "No! Fuck that idiot. No. Didn't like that. Don't touch his hair, apparently. Fuck off. Next time walk with a fucking hairdresser, then. 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. I played his song because his song's a classic. I couldn't—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."
On his life as a kid and "being invisible" now: "I sort of blended into the background quite a bit. I wasn't the guy that was a big personality. I was the tall, silent, quiet type. I call it the invisible factor. On any ordinary street, walking down in London Soho in a cap, I'm just a fucking tall black man walking along."
On if anyone could have played Stringer Bell in The Wire: "Listen, I think I brought Stringer to life my way, but The Wire isn't a classic because of Stringer Bell. The Sopranos was a classic because of Tony Soprano."