Rick Astley got ‘rick-rolled’ and didn't get it

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Rick Astley is never gonna get it.

The English singer behind the 80s hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” recalled the first time he was ever “rick-rolled,” which is when you think you’re clicking on a video and then the hyperlink ultimately takes you to the music video for Astley’s song.

“A friend of mine Rick-Rolled me a couple of times, and I didn’t really know what he was doing. I just thought he was being an idiot,” he admitted to People.

“I just kept thinking, ‘What is this idiot doing? This is just not amusing. I don’t really know what’s going on.’ So we eventually got on the phone and he explained it to me.”

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Rick Astley comments on the first time he was “rick-rolled.”

Rick Astley comments on the first time he was “rick-rolled.”

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Even then, Astley was a little perplexed at the point of rick-rolling.

“To be honest, I still didn’t really get it. It took a few weeks for me to grasp,” the 50-year-old continued.

After rick-rolling took off, the song brought Astley back into the spotlight, even landing him a performance at the 2008 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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