Chris Martin to Jay-Z: “We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People”

Chris Martin and Jay-Z may be good buddies, but to let Hov tell it, their friendship wouldn’t have been possible during the rapper’s hustler days. Last year, the God MC told the UK’s The Daily Mirror that he most likely would have told the Coldplay front man to ante up had they bumped into one another in their younger years.

“I would have been, ‘Yo! Who are you? Give me your money,’” Jay told the Mirror. “You couldn’t have a guy like Chris walking through Marcy. He’d have to get robbed. At best.”

Martin responded to Hov’s comments in the November issue of XXL.

“He definitely wouldn’t have taken my sneakers because mine were always a lot too dirty for him,” Martin told XXL jokingly. “I don’t know. He wouldn’t have touched me then. He’s too sweet underneath. I don’t believe that from him.”

“I never even thought I’d make it to America,” he continued. “So the chances of us meeting then are slim.”

Martin is featured in the November issue of XXL, where he speaks about listening to hip-hop for inspiration and addresses Kanye West’s “I told Jay I got a song with Coldplay/Next thing you know he got a song with Coldplay” lyric on Graduation‘s “Big Brother.”  The issue also celebrates the 20-year anniversary of Nas’s career with an interview with Odd Future leader, Tyler, the Creator. —Carl Chery

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  • JugularKill


    In no way is Chris saying he doesn’t believe Jay-Z’s past.

    XXL = The Fox News of hip hop

  • BigCuh

    what’s even worse is they got “we don’t believe you…” quoted as if those were dude’s exact words. smh, weak.

  • Jaqck Tripper

    That is fucked up that they put those quotes up there insinuating that ol’ boy actually said that. But maybe he did say it in the entire article that’s to appear in the magazine.

    Wither way it’s fucked up that XXL would put a headline like that up on this website just to draw attention to the article. Who’s in charge of making decisions over there? A 20 something year old? Is this site turning into a gossip site or what?

  • A

    This article was a waste of time. I mean…who really gives a f__k!!

  • Shawty J

    XXL, step your game up. Ya’ll niggas had us thinking they were beefing or something, and ya’ll just feeding us bullshit because of a slow news cycle.

  • Wake Up

    Agree with all above comments especially the Fox News comment – racist mofos. And why would you bring that Kanye line up from Big Brother? This is some real bullshit and exactly why I don’t fuck with XXL. I got this link from a Jay newswire; which is also fucked up because it’s a global newswire and now this shit is going to be international news when it’s nothing SMH #EPICFAIL3,080