A few years ago, Complex.com had a story about Beyonce turning down a collabo with British band Coldplay. Coldplay ended up contacting a more grateful Rihanna instead.
“Well, I did write a song for Beyonce, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn’t get rejected,” coldplay frontman Chris Martin told Maxim.
What a difference a few years makes.
Now that Beyonce’s star isn’t shining as brightly she didn’t hesitate to jump on Coldplay’s hot new track. Martin didn’t even have to beg Beyonce’s people.
In a call-in radio segment with BBC radio’s Annie Mack, Guy of Coldplay explained the story behind the track.
Guy said Beyonce dipped in and out of the studio so fast, that he missed her by 5 minutes.
“We had a song idea, and it actually started out with quite a different vibe,” Guy said. “Chris wanted to write sort of a party song. And the words were [It went] “Drinks on me, Drinks on me,” and we said to him you can’t say that, you can’t get away with that. Then, the whole kind of story of the song changed, and then he asked Beyonce to sing on it, and she very kindly said she would… and, it was amazing. She came in, she did her thing. She was unbelievably professional. I think she was in an out in 5 minutes. And, yeah, we’re just so blessed to have her sing on one of our songs.”[audio:weekend.mp3]
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