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Feb082016

Beyonce Previously Rejected a Collaboration with Chris Martin: "This Is Awful"

Image Group LA/ABCColdplay and Beyonce have been frequent collaborators lately: the R&B star guests on the British band's song "Hymn for the Weekend," and they all performed together during Sunday night's Super Bowl halftime show. However, their artistic relationship wasn't always so smooth. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Coldplay's Chris Martin reveals that he once offered a song he wrote to Beyonce called "Hook Up," but she rejected it "in the sweetest possible way."

"She told me, 'I really like you -- but this is awful,'" Martin remembers.

Beyonce isn't the only artist to have turned down a collaboration with Martin and company -- drummer Will Champion recently shared a story of Coldplay's attempt to work with David Bowie, but the late rock icon declined, similarly explaining, "It's not a very good song, is it?"

Elsewhere in the interview, which is part of this week's Rolling Stone cover story, Martin talks about the many jokes that are made at his Coldplay's expense.

"I had a couple of years in the mid-2000s where it was really confusing to me," he says. "I was like, 'Why is our band sometimes a punch line?'"

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