Boy George paid a visit to Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live," where he briefly discussed the "rivalry" between himself and fellow musician George Michael.
George claimed that at the beginning of their careers, the two had a natural competition having reached fame at the same time, and of course, bearing the same name.
"In the early days we were competition to each other. Both called George, both made soul music. So in the early days we were really in competition," George said. "Then sort of later on, I started to really appreciate him for what he was as a musician - you know, right around 'Faith.' I started to really appreciate his talent."
George Michael passed away on Christmas Day last month. He was 53.
Cohen also asked Boy George whether the two icons had a "feud" over George Michael's reservations about coming out.
He laughed, saying "Yes, we did. Not really a feud. In the '80s — Pete Burns, me — we all used to always be really bitchy about each other. It was like the thing we did in the '80s."