Beyoncé's Team 'Snubbed Chris Martin Penned Song'
The Coldplay star says he ended up working with Rihanna instead...
During an interview with Maxim magazine, Martin claims that Queen B's team turned down the track he penned especially for Knowles, leaving the Paradise singer asking Bajan babe Rihanna to feature on Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto LP instead.
The 34-year old told the publication: "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?'"
Speaking of RiRi, Martin gushed: "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."