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Beyonce's butt was pressed up against my leg: Ex-Australian Idol Guy Sebastian

Since he became a dad, Guy Sebastian's music has changed and he limits the duration of his trips away from home

Published on Jul 10, 2014 6:00 PM
Former Australian Idol Guy Sebastian. -- PHOTO: MTV ASIA/ALOYSIUS LIM

There was a time when ex-Australian Idol Guy Sebastian enjoyed the company of sexy pop stars in close quarters.

"I got to work with Beyonce, I got to sit on a couch with her butt pressed up against my leg for a whole day while we were filming The X Factor. During the break, I was like, 'So umm... whereabouts in New York do you and Jay live?' Small talk with Beyonce. She was really sweet," he says, referring to his stint as a judge and mentor on the Australian version of talent competition The X Factor from 2010 to 2012. R&B-pop diva Beyonce was a guest judge in the 2011 season.

Sebastian has come a long way since he won the inaugural Australian Idol season 11 years ago. For one thing, gone are the afro and chubby looks; the 32-year-old singer-songwriter now sports a close crop and a toned body.

More importantly, he tells Life! in a recent interview at Resorts World Sentosa that his music has changed since he became a father three years ago.

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Background story

"You start to analyse the world that your children are going to inherit. Suddenly, the world is not about you... you start to see the world and how it affects them and you're responsible for them."

Former Australian Idol Guy Sebastian on how his kids have influenced his music