Chris Martin's friendship with Jay-Z is 'hilarious'

Monday November 28, 2011

Although they come from opposite ends of the music spectrum, it seems Coldplay's Chris Martin and rapper Jay Z have plenty to talk – and laugh-about.

Speaking to music magazine Q, Chris shared some insights into the dynamics of his and wife Gwyneth Paltrow’s unlikely friendship with Jay-Z and Beyonce.

"What's the common denominator? Well, underneath he probably feels a bit like me and I feel a bit like him." he said, before adding that their relationship is "hilarious".

Hollywood star Gwyneth also shared why she thinks the pair work well.

"They balance each other out. Chris and I are like Jay and Beyonce: two paranoid ironists and two calm, grounded people."

Chris also cites the rapper as a fan of his band and praises his straightforward nature.

"When Jay first said, 'I like your band' I was, like, 'What are you talking about? No, you don't!'"

"Then I realised he doesn't bring any baggage. 'I like your songs.' It was as simple as that."

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