Singer says he wrote track for her...
Holly Frith

16:09 16th November 2011

More about:

Chris Martin has revealed that he wrote a track for Beyonce's new album but it was rejected by her A&R team.


The frontman instead asked Rihanna to feature on the band's latest album 'Mylo Xyloto'

Martin told Maxim magazine: "Well, I did write a song for Beyoncé, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn't get rejected.

"It was when she was doing Rated R, but it took so long - there's still this tribalism in music where we're rock and you're pop and you're hip-hop, and it sometimes takes a while to get across those barriers."

He added: "A 14-year-old doesn't even see those barriers. So once we started thinking like that, it was, 'Who cares if we used to be shelved in different places in Tower Records?'

"She's f*cking rad, and I love listening to her. It's my favourite real singing on the album, because it isn't me."

Coldplay - live photos

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

  • Coldplay

Grab your copy of the Gigwise print magazine here.

More about:


Photo: WENN.com