It’s been almost two decades since Beyoncé’s Baby Boy featuring Sean Paul was released but the deejay still finds himself explaining the behind-the-scenes of the production.
The part that keeps coming up is the much-reported view that Bey’s now-husband, Jay-Z, did not want Sean Paul spending time with the singer.
Those flames were fanned by Sean Paul who, in an interview with a Jamaican radio show recently, seemed to suggest that those reports held some truth.
“The general public blew it up in certain things. I just remained quiet about it for years because it was doing its work.”– Sean Paul
However, the Gimme The Light artiste sought to clarify his remarks in an interview with HotNewHipHop published yesterday.
“It was a radio show here in Jamaica and I get this regularly. When I go to Texas, also, radio shows there, I don’t know what it is, people are like, ‘So tell me…’ and it gets to that part in that interview where they’re like, ‘What happened with you and Beyoncé?’ Nothing really happened. The hit song was dope,” he said.
Sean Paul continued, “You know, some of them made up their own mind. That’s the whatever. Sometimes with interviews, you can say, ‘I’d rather not speak about it,’ but then, people would think that something was going on,” he said. “So, I was trying to defend it like, ‘Hey nah, but weird things did happen, that’s probably why there were rumours,’ but people leave out ‘that’s probably why there were rumours’ part.”
The deejay also said nothing sexual happened with Beyoncé. “Nothing ever happened with me and her, except for a hit song”.
“The general public blew it up in certain things. I just remained quiet about it for years because it was doing its work. There was just a lot of controversy,” Paul said.
Baby Boy topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for nine consecutive weeks in 2003.