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Saturday 10 December 2016

Rejected... superstar Mark Ronson

Published 12/06/2015 | 11:01

Mark Ronson said he was turned down by some of the artists he wanted
Mark Ronson said he was turned down by some of the artists he wanted

Mark Ronson may have superstar DJ status - but that does not mean everyone is falling over themselves to work with him.

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The British DJ is known for his collaborations with other artists, including Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen.

But in an interview with Alan Carr for his talk show Chatty Man, Ronson revealed that there were a few artists who did not want to work with him on latest album Uptown Special.

Asked if anyone ever turned him down, he said: "Yeah, a lot. Well, you know, just because I decide I want someone on a song doesn't mean they're not doing their own record or have their own thing.

"There were a few people I asked to be on the record but they were either busy or working on their own thing. A few people have said no. I am not going to say names, Drake.

"He was very polite about it."

One of Carr's other guests, Samuel L Jackson, denied that he had based his character's lisp in the film Kingsman on chat show host Jonathan Ross, whose wife Jane Goldman wrote the movie.

He said: "His wife wrote it but she never said you have to act like my husband. We had a couple of little tiffs about what constitutes a lisp and what doesn't when I was doing my voiceover stuff.

"She would say 'Well, that is not how a person with a lisp would say it'. I almost said 'How the f*** would you know?' but then I realised. Every now and then I took her word for it."

The final episode of this series of Alan Carr: Chatty Man is broadcast tonight on Channel 4 at 10.35pm, and the programme will return for a 15th series in the autumn.

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