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Avril Lavigne thrilled with nice Boy George

Avril Lavigne has heaped praise on "friendly" Boy George after fearing he would snub her at the Brit Awards just like Christina Aguilera did at a recent event.

The Sk8er Boi hitmaker attended the Brits in London on Tuesday (15Feb11) and presented fellow Canadian Justin Bieber with the award for International Breakthrough Solo Artist.

But that wasn't the highlight for her - after she handed out the honour, Avril Lavigne spotted the Culture Club frontman backstage, and apprehensively dared to approach him.

She tells U.K. TV network ITV2, "He (Boy George) was stood behind us... and I decided to walk over. I'm a very shy person... and I didn't know what he would do, and he said, 'Oh hi!' He knew who I was and I was like, 'Oh my God!'

"He was super nice, unlike Christina Aguilera, who was really mean to me when I said hi to her. You know what, I said to my friends, 'I'm gonna go over to Boy George and hopefully he won't pull a Christina on me.'

"We're labelmates, and I presumed (as) we have the same manager... I remember going over... and introducing myself and saying, 'Hi, we kinda do the same thing,' but I just kind of got (an ignorant laugh)."