Maluma -- the hitmaking singer/songwriter and Latin Grammy-winning artist -- is currently at the top of his game as a musician, but he says collaborating with Madonna on her 2019 Madame X track "Medellín" allowed him to further his artistry. The singers interviewed each other for Rolling Stone, which saw the Latin star telling the American pop icon that she "changed [his] vision in many ways."
During their sit-down, Maluma talked to Madonna about why it was important for her to direct and co-write her new Madame X concert film. "My show is my vision, my philosophy, my soul. I need to orchestrate everything. I have a message, and I need to be clear about it. I can’t rely on other people to do it for me," she replied.
The "Sobrio" crooner explained that Madonna's attitude toward art inspired him to have more confidence in his own artistry. "I'm still young and I'm still learning a bunch of things in this industry and my career, but it was an important thing to just be more confident in myself," he told her. "Since I met you, that's something I always do, and I really appreciate that. Cheers."