Well, we knew that Beyonce and Gwenyth Paltrow were BFF’s, so it only makes sense that their husbands are buddies.
Chris Martin talks to Pitchfork magazine about his friendship with the hip-hop mogul, Jay-Z and says, “[I] wonder why he’s friends with me.”
Brooklyn’s finest rapper and the UK’s soft rock star are very much the odd couple, but somehow these two dudes are actually really close.
“We’re from very different background. But we love the same stuff everyone else loves,” says Martin.
“I love his music, and he’s a super cool guy, and he’s genuine,” says Martin on Jay-Z, “I respect his decisions, and we have the same feelings about trying to be true in your art. It just happens that one of us is a nerd and the other is the coolest multi-entrepreneur on the planet.”
I wonder if Kanye is jealous?
Even though they come from very different music backgrounds, both have been very successful critically and commercially. It’s not like Jay-Z is best friends with some dude doing Bob Dylan covers on a street corner with a hat filled with money. Both artists are successful worldwide, but also receive a lot of critical success in their respective genres.
“I think more people wonder why he’s friends with me,” says Martin, “Of course, I want to be friends with Jay-Z – he’s cool as f-ck. In Britain, they’re like, ‘How are you friends with Jay-Z?’ It’s almost like they’re jealous.”
To answer your question Chris Martin…they ARE jealous. Jay-Z is poppin’ bottles and putting super models in the cabs…THAT’S why people are jealous of you. Jay-Z invented swag and you get to be near it.
Chris Martin’s wife Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce are also really good friends, the two ladies met when Jay and Martin were becoming buddies.
“It’s the same with my wife,” says Martin, “How the f-ck did you manage to do that?’ And my answer is: ‘I have no idea.’”
Not only is Jay-Z both the literal and figurative King of Hip-Hop, he’s also really good at football according to Martin.
“We do play touch football. He's very good at American football – not only does he have all these other talents, but he can throw a perfect spiral," Martin adds. "And then, on the other end, it smacks me in the head. In England, no one teaches you how to throw a spiral, so mine looks like an egg slowly limping through the air."
Moral of this story: Chris Martin’s friends are much cooler than he is.