Nick Grimshaw has made headlines again after refusing to play Rihanna’s new song when she failed to turn up for an interview.
It happened yesterday morning after the singer cancelled an interview as the Breakfast Show started at 6:30am. Nick had been talking about the appearance earlier in the week, even tweeted about how excited he was to meet her.
Her new single Diamonds was record of the week until she cancelled her interview at the station.
“I’m gonna have a tantrum because it’s my favourite pop star. We’re not even mentioning her. We’re not gonna promote it now,” Nick said.
Producer Matt Fincham added: “We don’t want to give her publicity until she appears on the show.”
The record of the week then changed to Frank Ocean’s Lost.
Nick has since tweeted that his comments were tongue in cheek…
what I said on air was tongue in cheek. It looks really serious written down 🙁
— nick grimshaw (@grimmers) November 22, 2012