Sean Paul, in a candid sit down with Sway on MTV’s RapFix, spoke about his collaboration with Beyoncé on the chart topping single “Baby Boy” and the rumors which surrounded their working-relationship.
Reports that Jay-z barred him from performing with then girlfriend Beyoncé served to further fuel the rumors that the two were having an affait
Sean says things were blown way out of proportion especially since he knew Jay-Z first.
“It was not a big deal to me, but it really blew up into crazy stuff,” says the 2012 MOBO Award nominee, “That’s a rumor that started. I’ve known Jay-Z from before I knew her. The general public blew it up in certain things.”
Sean Paul also revealed that he was cashing in on the all the controversy and kept mum while the song rose on the charts.
“I just remained quiet about it for years because it was doing its work. There was just a lot of controversy,” the dancehall star confessed. “She’s an amazing artist, the song was at number1 for like nine weeks, so that was a very special time for me and for dancehall.”
Sean Paul also shared in the clip that that during that time period he once meet with Jay-Z in his New York Roc-A-Fella office for some advice on radio politics: