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Andrew Lloyd Webber Claims HE Was The One Who Discovered Rihanna First, Not Jay Z — But He Blew It!

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Don't cry for him, Barbados.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jay Z may not have a lot in common apart from being at the top of their respective fields, but you may be surprised to learn they actually have the same taste in music!

No, Lord ALW probably wouldn't be caught dead rapping Dirt Off Your Shoulder anytime soon — nor would we expect to see Jay in a local production of Cats… but at least they can both agree on one thing: Rihanna!!!

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The Right Honourable Lord Lloyd-Webber stopped by Good Morning Britain on Tuesday to show off his piano skills for hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.

However, the composer really caught our attention when he claimed he actually discovered RiRi way back before Jay Z ever did when she was still singing Karaoke in Barbados!

Apparently, Andrew was on vacation with producer Nigel Wright at the Sandy Lane Hotel 12 years ago when he first spotted the Pon de Replay singer, admitting:

"I remember talking to Nigel, and we were having a drink, and we thought, 'She's very, very good.' And I said to Nigel, 'If we bring her back — You know how when you see a picture when you're away and you take it home and you think, 'Why did I buy that?' — We'll get her back, and it'll be fine… but then what?'"

He could not have been more wrong…

When asked how much revenue he lost over the years as a result, ALW said simply:

"It's not something I'm proud of."

We bet! Although, we think it's safe to say RiRi and Jay is a much better fit.

Ch-ch-check out Andrew Lloyd Webber's missed connection tale (below)!!!

[Image via itv, MTV, and WENN.]

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