16 November 2011, 16:11
The band's frontman has revealed that he missed out on collaboration with 'Countdown' singer.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed that he wrote a song for Beyonce but the track was rejected by her record label.
Chris spoke about the track when asked about how his collaboration with Rihanna on the band's new album 'Mylo Xyloto' came about.
"Well, I did write a song for Beyonce, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn't get rejected," he said.
"It was when she was doing Rated R, but it took so long - there's still this tribalism in music where we're rock and you're pop and you're hip-hop, and it sometimes takes a while to get across those barriers."
He told Maxim: "A 14-year-old doesn't even see those barriers. So once we started thinking like that, it was, 'Who cares if we used to be shelved in different places in Tower Records?'
"She's f**king rad, and I love listening to her. It's my favourite real singing on the album, because it isn't me."
It has yet to be confirmed whether Coldplay's duet with RiRi 'Princess Of China' will be released as a single.