The 'Pass Out' hitmaker has revealed the legendary singer once advised him to never tie the knot with a woman after his own two failed marriages to Brenda Harvey, which ended in 1993, and to Diana Alexander, who he divorced in 2004.
Quizzed about his best cast-iron 'guy tip', Tinie quipped: ''Never get married - Lionel Richie.''
The 24-year-old singer is currently single and finds it difficult to form a deep connection with women.
He said: ''We will never completely understand them, and its pointless even trying.''
Tinie said: ''Bono called me one time about a dinner he was having that he wanted me to attend, we spoke for about 20 minutes and he said he was really impressed that I was already doing venues like the O2 in London. I was so nervous!''
The singer claims it will be hard to top his best ever day - 7 November 2011 - in future, but has high hopes for his second album 'Demonstration''.
He reminisced to Britain's GQ magazine: ''In the middle of a sold-out UK arena tour, on my birthday, touring an already double-platinum album, to then have your manager stop your set and get 10,000 people in the MEN Arena to sing 'Happy Birthday'...''
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