The inflammatory OASIS singer recently fumed libertine meant freedom - but argued that Doherty was trapped in a drugs hell of his own creation.
He ranted, "What does the word 'libertine' mean? Freedom! He's f**king in the corner doing smack with a helmet on his head. There's nothing free about that. It's nasty."
But Doherty insists Gallagher has missed the point.
He explains, "I spoke to him about it. Obviously he pretends he can't spell but I made him read a dictionary and explained to him that a libertine is actually a man who, rather than going by anyone else's idea of what liberty is, does so within himself as an individual."15/06/2005 17:36