Noel Gallagher has said he doesn’t think Little Mix deserved their Best British Group win at the 2021 BRIT Awards.
The Confetti hitmakers – made up of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – made history at this year’s BRIT Awards when they became the first ever all-female band to win the group category.
But Noel, 54, has slammed the group’s win, as he doesn’t believe the trio are ‘in the same league’ as his former band Oasis, adding: ‘[They’re] Not even in the same f****** sport.’
Not a fan: Noel Gallagher, 54, has said he doesn’t think Little Mix deserved their Best British Group win at the 2021 BRIT Awards (stock image)
Oasis won the trophy in 1996, and were nominated in 1995, 1998, and 2003.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he claimed the problem with the music scene today is there aren’t enough bands.
He said: ‘It’s a symptom of the music business chasing the numbers – and there not being any bands or songwriters in those bands.
‘Record company guys constantly say, “Oh, these guys are the real deal”. And I think, ”You wouldn’t know the real deal if it f****** bit you on the a***, mate”.’
History: Little Mix made history at this year’s BRIT Awards when they became the first ever all-female band to win the group category
He added: ‘I don’t know what happened – I think it’s because bands are hard work.’
Meanwhile, during their acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards last month, Little Mix – who formerly included Jesy Nelson before her departure last year – commented on the ‘sexism’ and ‘misogyny’ they have faced throughout their career.
Leigh-Anne, 29, said: ‘It’s not easy being a female in the UK pop industry.
‘We’ve seen the white male dominance, misogyny, sexism, and lack of diversity. We’re proud of how we’ve stuck together, stood our ground, surrounded ourselves with strong women, and are now using our voices more than ever.’
Sexism: During their acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards last month, Little Mix commented on the ‘sexism’ and ‘misogyny’ they have faced throughout their career
The group also dedicated their award to all the female groups before them who they believe should have bagged the gong years ago.
They concluded: ‘The fact that a girl band has never won this award really does speak volumes. So this award isn’t just for us, it’s for Spice Girls, Sugababes, All Saints, Girls Aloud, all of the incredible, incredible female bands … this one’s for you. So thank you BRITs, and we hope you have an amazing night.’
Noel decided to leave Oasis after Liam contracted laryngitis ahead of V Festival in August 2009, with the band cancelling the gig. Noel issued a statement, blaming his brother for the cancellation, but cited Liam having a hangover as the reason.
Liam then sued Noel, demanding an apology, which he did – after which he quit the band, saying, ‘I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer’.
Both brothers went on to form new bands after this, and have been embroiled in a public feud ever since.
Rockers: Noel shot to fame in Oasis in 1991 but quit in 2009 following a fall-out with co-star and brother Liam [pictured 2005]
Feud: Both brothers went on to form new bands after this, and have been embroiled in a public feud ever since (pictured in 1995)
Source: Daily Mail