Beyoncé Rejected Chris Martin’s ‘Awful’ Song

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Jeez. First Bowie, now Bey. A significant part of Chris Martin’s life involves being brutally rejected by musical icons. In his new Rolling Stone interview, the Coldplay singer describes how Beyoncé once turned down a song he'd written, entitled “Hook Up.” Apparently, she did it ”in the sweetest possible way: She told me, 'I really like you – but this is awful.'" Good. Lord. On one hand, imagine meeting Beyoncé, only to have her tell you how deeply you've failed. On the other hand, Beyoncé saying your work is garbage is still probably better than like 98 percent of the other moments in your life. Martin also delves into why Coldplay is kind of a pop-culture joke at this point. "I had a couple of years in the mid-2000s where it was really confusing to me," he says. "I was like, 'Why is our band sometimes a punch line?'" He knows that Beyoncé story really isn’t going to help matters, right?