Chris Martin wonders how he became friends with Jay-Z

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 16:54 PM IST

Washington: Chris Martin has said that he often wonders how he became friends with Jay-Z because the hip-hop star is so cool and he is such a “nerd”.

The Coldplay frontman’s who has struck up a close friendship with the hip-hop mogul has said that it looks like a strange pairing.

“We’re from very different backgrounds. But we love the same stuff everyone else loves,” Contactmusic quoted the Martin as telling Pitchfork.com.

“I love his music, and he’s a super-cool guy, and he’s genuine.

“I respect his decisions, and we have the same feelings about trying to be true in your art.

“It just happens that one of us is a nerd and the other is the coolest multi-entrepreneur on the planet.

“I think more people wonder why he’s friends with me.

“Of course, I want to be friends with Jay-Z - he’s cool as f**k.

“In Britain, they’re like, ‘How are you friends with Jay-Z?’ It’s almost like they’re jealous.

“It’s the same with my wife, ‘How the f**k did you manage to do that?’ And my answer is, ‘I have no idea,’” he added.

However, the rocker said that one thing they do have in common is sport and the rap star has been teaching him how to play American football.

ANI