Sean Paul Clarifies Comments About Jay-Z Being Jealous Over His ‘Baby Boy’ Collab W/ Beyonce
Sean Paul is setting the record straight on previous remarks he made about Jay-Z.
As previously reported, Sean Paul said while on a Jamaican radio show earlier this year 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.
“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.”
Now, he’s explaining his comments. He told Hot New Hip Hop:
“It was a radio show here in Jamaica and I get this regularly. When I go to Texas, also, radio shows there, I don’t know what it is, people are like, ‘So tell me…’ and it gets to that part in that interview where they’re like, ‘What happened with you and Beyoncé?’ Nothing really happened. The hit song was dope.”
“You know, some of them made up their own mind. That’s the whatever. Sometimes with interviews, you can say, ‘I’d rather not speak about it,’ but then, people would think that something was going on. So, I was trying to defend it like, ‘Hey nah, but weird things did happen, that’s probably why there were rumors,’ but people leave out ‘that’s probably why there were rumors’ part.”
He continued and said,
“There were weird things that happened on stage with our performance, with the video. I know a headline said that, ‘Oh, Jay-Z didn’t want me there.’ It had nothing to do with him as far as I’m concerned. [Beyoncé’s] her own artist that was managed by her own manager. They were going out at the time. They weren’t married yet. I don’t think he would have influenced whatever her vision was. She’s a very determined person. She’s very precise with her thoughts and her movements and she works very hard. It was probably her vision.”
“So, what I did speak about in that interview was that there were some weird things that happened and that’s probably why people had rumors about it because a couple of times while on stage, we tried to perform [‘Baby Boy’] properly. There were problems with the ProTools, which doesn’t usually happen. There was problems with my mic in one performance in Germany. That’s probably why people started talking about [it] and then this guy did the same thing back to me. So, hey, big up to him.”
“It became viral for him, I guess. Great moment for that. But one thing about the social media generation tactics is that unfortunately, stuff like that kind of goes away until the next time. I said things were weird at the stage show level, but that’s probably why people made the rumors, but nothing ever happened with me and her, except for a hit song. And I never said anything about what they’re reporting me to say.”
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