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."