Tame Impala joke Rihanna snubbed them at BRIT Awards

Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker has joked that Rihanna was "rude" for not coming to speak to him at the BRIT Awards, even though she covered his song 'New Person, Same Old Mistakes' on her latest album 'Anti'

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Tame Impala at BRIT Awards

Tame Impala at BRIT Awards

Tame Impala joked Rihanna was "rude" for not speaking to them at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night (24.02.16).

The 'Work' hitmaker - who performed with Drake at the ceremony at The O2 in London - covered the group's song 'New Person, Same Old Mistakes' on her latest LP 'Anti', but according to the Australian group she didn't come over to chat with them backstage. Speaking after collecting the award for International Group, frontman Kevin Parker told BANG Showbiz: "She hasn't said hello - she was quite rude in that regard. Obviously I'm joking!"

The 'Let It Happen' hitmakers were overwhelmed with their prize and admitting the BRITs were the "most extravagant" awards bash they've ever been to.

Discussing their first BRIT win, Kevin said: "I was just happy for all the people at our table - the record label and stuff, they're the ones who put all the effort into up getting to the next level. These kind of things [the award] are a physical symbol of that kind of stuff. The UK was the first place we came overseas. It's always been pretty special. It's been pretty intense - definitely the most extravagant awards show we've ever been to."

The rock group - which also features Dominic Simper, Jay Watson, Cam Avery and Julien Barbagallo - previously insisted they loved Rihanna's interpretation of their song, titled 'Same Ol' Mistakes' on her album.

Speaking on the group's behalf, a representative said: "Kevin was more than happy to send it her way. We're all really happy with how the song turned out, love it!"

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