Jamaican megastar Sean Paul recently made a few comments about Jay Z and Beyonce that generated a lot of buzz online. Paulsaid that the reason why he hasn’t worked with Beyonce after their collaboration on 2003’s hit-single “Baby Boy” is because of Jay Z’s jealousy.
While appearing on Too Live Crew, Action & the Burgerman radio show, Paul doubled down on the host’s speculation that Jay Z didn’t want Beyonce to spend a lot of time with him and that prevented them from performing the track together again.
However, Paul had to come forward and provide a clarification on his comments after it sparked controversial discussions online. The Jamaican singer appeared on HotNewHipHop and cleared out the confusions about his comments in a straightforward fashion.
Paul said that he gets asked questions about his collaboration with Beyonce very often. He said that “nothing really happened” between him, Beyonce and Jay Z and that the hit-song they did together was “dope”.
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.
Paul implied that his comments were taken out of context and people were led on to wrongfully believe that there was controversy in his relationship with Jay Z and Beyonce.
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.
Paul then doubled down on his clarifications by saying that nothing ever happened between him and Beyonce except for the hit-song.
Thank you to Complex for the quotes.