Liam Gallagher's latest comments on his bizarre feud with Sacha Baron Cohen are fantastic
In terms of celebrity feuds, Liam Gallagher isn't exactly shy about expressing an opinion. Blur, Bono, Noel, Pete Doherty, Jack White, Robbie Williams, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Martin, and your ma are just some of the people that the former Oasis singer has insulted over the years, but his feud with Sacha Baron Cohen is arguably his strangest one.
It all stems from Cohen taking inspiration from the former Oasis frontman for his character in Grimbsy. While on the Conan O'Brien show, the star of Borat and Ali G explained how Gallagher threatened to stab him in the eye at a GQ Awards after-party because he failed to tell a joke at Gallagher’s expense.
According to Baron Cohen, the singer threatened: "You know what, I'm going to stab you. I'm going to stab you in the eye..."
As you can see in the video below, the actor seemed to take it in his stride. "I thought to myself, I've never heard such a specific threat. That's a good aim," he said.
Well, in a recent interview with Junkee, the As You Were singer disclosed a few more details about their feud.
"That fucking geezer Sacha Baron Cohen. He’s full of shit, mate. Was that after I fuckin’ threatened to stab him? Was that that one? He’s a good comedian but he’s a bit fucking jackin’ on, innit. I remember that night as well because I think he was trying to tell some fucking story," he said.
When asked if he actually threatened the actor, here's what Liam said: "Mmhmm. Because he was getting lippy. He said I was gonna stab him in one eye, but I said two."
With regards to Baron Cohen talking about the incident on TV, Gallagher didn't seem too fussed about it. In fact, he even managed to get in a little dig about Noel and Bono for good measure.
"I think he was doing the rounds, he was selling some fuckin’ shit film that he’d done. He was trying to bring me into the fray and that. I think he’s more one of Noel’s mates, he’s over on Bono’s side. I think he’s over on that fuckin’ [makes Illuminati sign]. Scientology fucking, that side [makes Illuminati sign again]. He’s one of them isn’t he, thinks he’s all Illuminati and that. Fucking knobheads, all of them."
If you fancy reading more about Liam's weird and wonderful view on the world, we urge you to check out the whole interview - the bit where he talks about Germany is absolute gold.
As You Were x.