Across the decades, Noel Gallagher has slagged off many a musician. As such, his recent criticism of Lewis Capaldi was nothing out of the ordinary.
However, what has happened since has been quite out of the ordinary, primarily because Capaldi has absolutely revelled in it – and now it seems no less than Noel’s daughter has taken Capaldi’s side.
Capaldi opened his Glastonbury set yesterday (Saturday) by screening a clip from the interview of Noel getting stuck into him several times on the screen, before appearing himself wearing a parka jacket, a Noel Gallagher t-shirt and a bucket hat.
The mocking entrance went down a treat with crowds and people watching from home, including Anaïs Gallagher it seems, who tweeted: “I want to be Lewis Capaldi when I grow up.”
Aparrently this is an ambition shared by 22-year-old Capaldi himself, who replied: “The feeling is mutual.” Anaïs sent a follow up tweet which simply read: “Marry me?”
Noel will presumably be far less surprised though to see that his brother Liam appears to have taken Capaldi’s side, posing for a picture with him after his set.
Noel and Capaldi’s comparatively brief and light-hearted feud began a couple of weeks ago, when Noel used Capaldi as an example when discussing how ‘f****** w***’ music had become.
Speaking to Radio X, he said: “Music is f****** w*** at the moment. Who’s this Capaldi fella? Who the f***’s that idiot?”
Capaldi was not left licking his wounds following the remarks though, rather he shared a series of videos on Instagram, describing being slagged off by Noel as his ‘dreams coming true’.
He said: “F****** peaked. Being slagged off by Noel Gallagher. F****** c’mon!”
“Number one single – who gives a f***? Number one album – who gives a f***? Noel Gallagher has just slagged me off. This is dreams coming true.
“It’s Father’s Day, I’m being slagged off by a man who is old enough to be my Da’ and I’ve never been more happy. I’ve never been more happy. Happy Father’s Day, Noel.”
Noel is yet to respond to Capaldi’s Glastonbury-based trolling, or the backing he appears to have received from Liam and Anaïs, but the safe money says he won’t be losing any sleep over it.