Maluma Talks Working With Madonna: 'Not Everyone Could Say Madonna Licked Their Toes!'

Maluma caught up with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs on the red carpet at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 1), chatting about working with Madonna and his new album 11:11.

Asked what it was like to have his toes licked by Madonna in the music video for their collaborative song “Medellin,” Maluma replies with a hearty laugh, “Not everyone could say Madonna licked their toes.”

“So that was amazing,” he adds. “That was an amazing experience being there recording and shooting with Madonna. This is beautiful and it’s thanks to her that I'm here right now performing ‘Medellin.’”

He goes on to say that working with Madonna was a big learning experience for him. “So many years that she’s been in the game, I’m learning every day,” he explains. “She’s actually my teacher in a bunch of things and I would say that Madonna, she’s very special and very sweet with me. I'm feeling very grateful to be part of her project.”

You can check out the full interview with Maluma above to hear more about his experience working with Madonna and his forthcoming record 11:11, and watch a clip of his BBMAs performance with Madonna below.

Billboard Music Awards 2019


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