‘Beyonce was pissed’: Sean Paul says dating rumours angered ‘Baby Boy’ collaborator

When dancehall star Sean Paul joined forces with pop superstar Beyonce for their 2003 hit single, Baby Boy, rumours began swirling that the steamy track wasn’t the only thing the pair were working on. Stories that the pair were a couple ignited the entertainment world but neither party addressed the rumour mills — not until now.

In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Sean Paul addressed the dating rumours which he explicitly said were false.

When asked if he and Beyonce ever ‘hooked up’, Sean Paul, while joking that he wished he did, said the relationship between himself and Beyonce was strictly professional.

He revealed, however, that the rumours did not go over well with Beyonce.

“She was pissed and was like ‘I need to speak to you.’ So, we go back and talk and she’s like ‘What’s all these rumors about?’ and I’m like ‘Yo, I’m not saying sh!%,’ and she’s like ‘These rumors f*** with my career. I just want you to know that.’ I was like “They don’t f*** with mine,” he said.

Sean Paul shared that he even offered to speak with Beyonce’s then boyfriend, Jay-Z, in the event there were any ill feelings.

“I met Jay before you and we was friends, so me and him should talk,” he said he told Beyonce at the time. “If he feels a way about that, then we should talk, because it’s not coming from me.”

The Gimme The Light deejay said he believes the overly-sexy visuals for the song fueled the dating rumours even though the two were never filmed in a scene together. The latter he revealed was also a result of the rumours.

“People in Jamaica were like ‘How come you’re not in any scene with her? You’re supposed to be grinding on her and sh!*.’ I got there and thought we were going to be dancing, and the director called a meeting—which I never had before—and he told me exactly how things were going to go, and he said ‘You’re not going to be in any scene with her,’ and I go,’OK.’ He goes ‘You’re in a dream world and she’s thinking about you every night,’” he explained. “But…sexy video, sexy song, and a lot of sexy rumours.”

Admitting that Beyonce was someone he admired tremendously, Sean Paul said he jumped at the chance to collaborate with her and has no regrets.

“I'd always admired her music and she's beautiful. So, when I heard Beyoncé was stepping out on her own and wanted me to do a single, I was like 'Hell f---- yeah,’” he said.

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