Idris Elba Shoots Down Madonna Dating Rumors: 'Don't Believe The Hype'

Idris Elba photographed in 2016
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Idris Elba photographed in Sydney, New South Wales.

Idris Elba wants the world to know: He is not sleeping with Madonna.

The Queen of Pop sparked rumors that she and the Luther actor were an item after posting a video of Elba's first professional kickboxing match that was held in London on Friday. Reports of a potential relationship were taken one step further after The Sun reported (from an unnamed source) that Elba and Madonna were supposedly acting like a couple at a party after the match. Elba apparently wasn't enthused by the rumors, and promptly took to Twitter to shut down the "hype."

While Elba has made it very clear that there's nothing sexual happening between himself and Madonna, at the very least there's no denying that they're big fans of each other's work. Madonna called up Elba to do a DJ set before her Rebel Heart tour when it stopped in Berlin last year, an offer Elba knew he couldn't pass up. But judging by his explicit response to romance rumors, Elba's relationship with Madonna is strictly platonic.


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