Robbie Williams has looked back on his dealings with the stars of Oasis and labelled Liam and Noel Gallagher as 'gigantic bullies' to everyone at the height of their fame.
But despite being compelled to compete for chart success the She's The One singer said he's a 'huge fan' of the band and the 'incredible hedonism and reckless abandon and rock 'n’ roll' they represented.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on his Apple Music 1 show, Robbie admitted his competitive nature was part of it, but also allowed him to benefit on both sides if their songs failed to become hits.
He said: "The great thing about being a fan of Oasis is when Liam comes out with a great album, I can be a fan.
"The great thing about being resentful towards them, is when they don’t, I’m happy. I win on both sides.
Labelling the Mancunian music makers 'gigantic bullies' 'to the whole industry, everybody in it' he said that he didn't like that side of them admitting they are probably 'different people now'.
But he admits it's 'vital' the industry has pop stars who can be 'personalities' and not conform adding: "It's fantastic that there's a Liam Gallagher in the world."
The hit maker later compares a band's fandom — once they reach a 'certain stature' to be long lasting in the same way a football team has die hard fans.
He surmised fans remain loyal despite the decades that may have lapsed since earning their allegiance for the likes of 'Spice Girls, One Direction, Take That, NSYNC, New Kids on the Block'.
He added: "All of those people that reach that place, it's their, the fans' football team. So it's Liverpool or it's Manchester United. Do you know what I mean? And you just never stop supporting Liverpool. It gets etched in. So it's like a young girl’s, primarily, football team."
Meanwhile Robbie is set to perform this weekend at The Royal Albert Hall this weekend (November 5th & 6th) performing a mixture of swing classics and some of his biggest hits.
The show will also gather fan footage to be used in his upcoming movie 'Better Man' written, produced and directed by Michael Gracey.