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Noel Gallagher jokes about Rihanna's 'army'

1 of 1 Noel Gallagher with Gay Byrne when he appeared on The Meaning of Life
Noel Gallagher with Gay Byrne when he appeared on The Meaning of Life

Noel Gallagher has made fun of the size of Rihanna's entourage – comparing it to a "small army".

The former Oasis leader - now fronting High Flying Birds - stated that he doesn't live a rock star lifestyle and finds pop star entourages ridiculous.

“I don't do rock star stuff. I don't wear sunglasses all the time - I tend to wear them when it's sunny,” Gallagher told 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 had just arrived with 100 people. F---ing 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’."

He added: “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---ing took them."

Meanwhile, Gallagher was awarded the Icon award at last night's GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony in London.

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