In Chris Martin’s upcoming interview with Rolling Stone, the Coldplay frontman reveals that Beyoncé completely shot down a half-baked idea of his in the studio.
Martin once presented a song to Beyoncé called “Hook Up” and played it in the studio for her and producer Stargate. She turned it down, he says, “in the sweetest possible way: She told me, ‘I really like you – but this is awful.’ “
As someone well-versed in Southern English — a language where phrases as innocuous as “bless your heart” are meant to absolutely eviscerate — I think I can translate this Bey slam. It means something like this:
No big deal for Martin, though. After all, he’s used to having his ideas turned down by megastars. Other highlights from the interview include the status of his relationship with ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow (“I have a very wonderful separation-divorce”), his attempts at keeping up with dance trends (“I’m not sure if I can whip, but I can nae nae with the best of them”), and the fact that he’s totally aware of all your Coldplay jokes.
(Via Rolling Stone)