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​Robbie Williams on Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn: “Give yourself a nosh, you twat”

In a recent interview, the pop singer has spoken out on Albarn’s criticism of Taylor Swift’s songwriting

  • Gemma Ross
  • 8 September 2022
​Robbie Williams on Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn: “Give yourself a nosh, you twat”

Former Take That frontman Robbie Williams has spoken out about his distaste for Damon Albarn in a new interview with NME.

In the new interview, Williams touches on the Gorillaz frontman’s criticism of ghostwriting - particularly on a recent comment he made about Taylor Swift where he claimed that she “doesn’t write her own songs”.

“I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different to writing,” Albarn told The Los Angeles Times earlier this year. “I’m not hating on anybody, I’m just saying there’s a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes. Doesn’t mean that the outcome can’t be really great.”

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In the recent NME interview based around Robbie Williams’ forthcoming album, ‘XXV’, the popstar called Damon Albarn a “twat”, suggesting he “get a few ribs removed” to “give himself a nosh”.

“I think that when people say that, what they’re actually doing is having a wank about themselves. It’s true,” he joked. “You know, it’s like, why don’t you cut the middle man out – just get a few ribs removed and give yourself a nosh, you twat!

“Because all you’re doing is going, ‘Hey, I’m fucking amazing!’ Nothing good comes from it in any way, other than it’s a sort of dopamine hit for themselves, going, ‘Do you know – I’m a real one.’ OK. Good for you. Fuck off.”

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Williams also told NME that he has a “cannon full” of controversial quotes that, had it been the ‘90s or ‘00s, “I would be releasing them right now for you,” he said. “But as it happens, you can’t do that shit anymore.”

Damon Albarn was previously condemned by artists and fans alike for his take on ghostwriting, which he responded to by saying that his words were used for “clickbait”.

“I had a conversation about songwriting and sadly it was reduced to clickbait. I apologise unreservedly and unconditionally,” he apologised to Taylor Swift. “The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand.”

Read the full story on NME.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

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