Phil Collins has revealed he has held a bitter grudge against Paul McCartney for the last 14 years, due to a snub at Buckingham Palace.
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The singer’s anger goes back to the time he claims the former Beatle made a condescending remark towards him during an encounter at Buckingham Palace.
Collins told The Sunday Times he had asked McCartney to sign a copy of a biography of The Beatles backstage during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations back in 2002.
Phil alleges that when he asked Sir Paul, who was with his then-wife Heather Mills, to sign a copy of Hunter Davies’ book The Beatles he was met with a patronising response.
“I said, ‘Hey Paul, do you mind signing this for me?’ and he said, ‘Oh Heather, our little Phil’s a bit of a Beatles fan’,” the Against All Odds singer told the paper. “And I thought, ‘You f***, you f***.’ Never forgot it.”
“McCartney was one of my heroes. But he has this thing when he’s talking to you, where he makes you feel … (like), ‘I know this must be hard for you, because I’m a Beatle. I’m Paul McCartney and it must be very hard for you to actually be holding a conversation with me’.”
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