Actor Idris Elba has opened up about his run-in with Liam Gallagher at last month's (Feb13) NME Awards in London, revealing the rocker attempted to "grab" his hat after taking a disliking to it.

The former Oasis frontman was rumoured to have got into a confrontation with The Wire star over his headwear, and now Elba has confirmed the incident did take place.

He tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "We just had a little exchange of words. (It was about) my hat, not a bobble hat. It got blown out of proportion, but we kept our hats on, so to speak. It was a good hat, man.

"I guess he just took against it. He must have thought it looked silly, because he tried to grab it."