Just hours after Coldplay and Beyoncé garnered rave reviews for their stellar Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is revealing that Beyoncé once turned down a song he wrote for her, and even described the track Martin pitched as “awful.”
Chris made the surprising admission in the new issues of Rolling Stone magazine, where Martin confessed that Beyoncé has never been one to dance around the truth when it comes to his music.
The site is reporting that the Coldplay band member once pitched a song to Beyoncé titled “Hook Up,” and played it to her while she was in the studio with well-known producer, Stargate.
Martin confessed that Beyoncé respectfully turned down the song and certainly didn’t mince her words when telling Chris how she really felt. “In the sweetest possible way: [Beyoncé] told me, ‘I really like you – but this is awful,’ ” Chris revealed.
But while the two clearly don’t always see eye to eye when they hit the studio, the musical misfire certainly hasn’t stopped Beyoncé and Chris Martin from collaborating in the years since the incident.
Aside from their highly praised Super Bowl 50 halftime performance, Beyoncé and Coldplay most recently teamed-up on the single “Hymn for the Weekend,” which hit airwaves back in December.
Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman recently spoke out about how the hit came about in a recent interview with the BBC Radio 1‘s Annie Mac, where he revealed that the song wasn’t originally a duet, and confessed that it sounded pretty different before Chris Martin asked Beyoncé to add her stellar vocals to the track.
“It actually started off being quite a different vibe, this song, Chris was wanting to write a sort of party song. The words were ‘Drinks on me, drinks on me.’ And we said to him, ‘You can’t say that. You can’t get away with that,’ ” Coldplay band member Berryman recalled of the track before Beyoncé eventually joined the song.
“Then the whole story of the song changed and then he asked Beyoncé to sing on it, and she very kindly said she would. And it was amazing,” he said. “[Beyoncé] came in. She did her thing. She’s unbelievably professional. I think she was in and out in five minutes. And we are so blessed to have Beyoncé sing on one of our songs.”
Berryman’s Coldplay bandmate, Jonny Buckland, also gushed about working with Beyoncé during a recent appearance on The Late Late Show With JamesCorden, where he admitted that the band has to “work very, very hard” before Beyoncé’s big arrival to make sure their music is up to par.
“It’s like when the Headmaster comes into your classroom,” the Coldplay guitarist joked of Beyoncé’s involvement, “and you’re like ‘oh no! It better be good!’ ” Martin then added that Beyoncé “was wonderful” when she worked with Coldplay, adding, “she was lovely.”
But it’s not just in the studio where Coldplay and Beyoncé spend quality time together, as it turns out the twosome are also pretty close in their personal lives.
TMZ spotted the Beyoncé and Chris’s families watching the Super Bowl 50 halftime show together in a private suite on February 7, where Chris’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, was even seen planting a kiss on Jay Z and Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy’s, cheek.
The site is reporting that the group settled into their seats ahead of Beyoncé and Chris’s big Super Bowl performance, while “Gwyneth and Jay kept one eye on the performance and the other on Blue Ivy, Moses, and Apple.”
What do you think of Beyoncé’s very candid response to Chris Martin’s song pitch?
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