Robbie Williams using song lyrics to get revenge on online critic

Amy Johnson
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Robbie Williams attends a media call on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Sam Tabone/WireImage)
Robbie Williams attends a media call in March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Sam Tabone/WireImage)

Robbie Williams is using song lyrics get back at someone who "laid into" him online.

The former Take That member said when he went to check out the profile of someone writing "awful" disparaging comments about him, he saw the individual had written a book and so he's worked quotes from it into a track.

“I had a song out and my narcissistic personality took me to go and check out Twitter, just to see what people were saying," The Sun's Bizarre column quotes him as saying.

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"And you know, this was the worst thing to do. The top thing was a guy just laying into me, awful, awful nastiness.

"He’d just written a book and he’s got quotes from his book there and four or five of them are very, very lyrical.

“So I’ve stolen his best quotes and I’m going to put them into a song really soon, just to p*** him off. And there’s nothing he can do about it.”

Williams, 46, was due to release his 13th studio album in 2020 but it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams attend the press night performance of "The Boy In The Dress" at Royal Shakespeare Theatre on November 28, 2019 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams attend the press night performance of their musical The Boy In The Dress at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in November 2019 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. (David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

He had been working with frequent collaborator Guy Chambers, but Chambers revealed in November that due to travel bans they weren't able to meet up to work on it.

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Chambers is responsible for co-writing hits such as Let Me Entertain You and Rock DJ.

Williams did put out a new, pandemic-themed festive track, Can't Stop Christmas, in 2020 and even dressed up as Boris Johnson for the video.

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