Sean Paul Says Jay-Z Didn’t Want Him Getting Too Close To Beyonce After Their Song “Baby Boy”
Although Beyonce has performed her hit song “Baby Boy” featuring Reggae artist Sean Paul hundreds of times, she has only sung the song with him once.
In a new interview with Too Live Crew, Action & the Burgerman in Jamaica, Sean Paul confirmed that although Beyonce’s husband, rapper Jay Z has co-writer credit on the song, and he was fine with the collaboration happening, he didn’t want Sean Paul getting too close to his wife.
Sean Paul says Jay-Z’s alleged possessiveness kept him away from Beyonce. He said in patois:
“Yuh si weh you seh? You neva feel comfortable. Me neva feel comfortable needa, but mi jus use my diplomacy all di while an guh roun any likkle obstacle weh me have inna life,”
Sean Paul confirmed Jay-Z didn’t want him getting too close to Beyonce and said:
“Yes, to me that was something that was apparent at the time.”
Wi know that artistry is artistry suh a nuh everytime dem ting deh gwan.”
Houston rapper, Bun B, recalled a similar experience with Jay-Z, on the set of fellow Houston artist, Beyonce’s video shoot. They joined forces along with rapper, Slim Thug for the 2005 release of Beyonce’s hit, “Check On It“.
Bun B vividly recalled,
“This is in New York. So we’re on the set and we’re filming the video, and if you look at the video, there’s a lot of kind of skimpy outfits.”
The rapper stated that his wife, Queenie, who he’s been married to since 2003, was present.
“…[so] it’s not like I’m there salivating over another woman.”
“We’re like, ‘Woah, this is crazy. Beyonce’s dancing in this short skirt and she’s dancing in like a bikini,’ type of thing you know.”
Bun B recalled,
“While all of this was happening, I think this is the scene with the chair, so it’s like her and several other girls and they all have these short skirts on and they’re all dancing seductively on the chair. They’ve got a leg up on the chair so you can kind of see some thigh and maybe a little bit of butt if you’re staring hard enough, and Jay-Z calls and talks to one of her assistants.”
He believed that Jay-Z called Beyonce’s cousin, Angie, citing that she has always been Beyonce’s “right hand”.
After checking in on how things were going on the shoot, Bun B said that Jay-Z asked,
“Wait a minute, how many dudes are there?”
He recalled that Jay questioned where the guys were on the set and asked what his then-girlfriend, Beyonce was wearing. After hearing about the outfits, Jay-Z allegedly said,
“Yo, clear the room.”
Bun B shares,
“So they immediately come over to us and they kick all of us out to our dressing rooms and we’re told to stay there until we have to shoot. We’re not allowed to watch Beyonce dance anymore.”
“So I guess Beyonce gets wind of the call, she comes up, and she apologizes. ‘I’m so sorry you guys had to leave the room but Jay’s not comfortable.’ And we’re all like, ‘We understand fully that’s no problem, we’re happy to be here.’”
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