Beyoncé Turned Down An Even Worse Coldplay Collab Than “Hymn For The Weekend”

Carl Williott | February 8, 2016 12:49 pm

Beyoncé and David Bowie have at least one thing in common: They both rejected terrible Coldplay collaborations. In the days following Bowie’s death, the British band revealed that they once approached Bowie to collaborate, and he politely declined because it was “not a very good song.” And now Chris Martin tells Rolling Stone that he had a similar rejection from Beyoncé.

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Martin tried to entice her to hop onto a song called “Hook Up,” but he recalls “in the sweetest possible way: She told me, ‘I really like you – but this is awful.'” We’re gonna go ahead and assume one of her handlers then added, “The Queen has spoken.”

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Bey did ultimately appear on two songs on the band’s latest album A Head Full Of Dreams: single “Hymn For The Weekend” and closing track “Up&Up.” And, of course, she just performed with/overshadowed them at Super Bowl 50.

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