British composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber was on Good Morning Britain this morning to discuss his new musical School Of Rock. During an off-camera discussion with hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Webber mentioned that he “spotted” Rihanna during a stay in the Caribbean, and Reid brought it into the on-camera segment. Here’s how Webber describes what took place:
I saw her, she was singing with a sort of karaoke band at a hotel I was staying at hotel I was staying at, Sandy Lane in Barbados. She was singing there — this must have been about 12 years ago. I remember talking to Nigel Wright, who’s sort of my music guy, and we were having a drink. We thought she’s very, very good. I said to Nigel, “If we bring her back, you know it’s like when you see a picture when your away and you take it home and you think why did I buy that?” I said, “Nigel, we’ll get her back, it’ll be fine, but then what do we do?”
He then goes on to say his choice to not not act on his instinct is “not a decision I’m proud of” after Piers Morgan asks him a question about how much money he thinks he missed out on. Check it out below.
Cool story, bro — minus the whole likening someone (especially a black person) to property thing.