“I met him backstage at the (MTV) Video Music Awards and he was very sweet,” Madonna said of Maluma during an interview for Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “The next day he sent me flowers and said what a great honor it was to meet me.”
After the VMAs, Madonna started listening to Maluma’s reggaetón music, and then they started working on music together. ”He’s so great to work with. One of the most easygoing, open, warm, generous — doesn’t leave the studio until the work is done. Has great work ethic. I adore him. Nothing but great things to say about him,” Madonna added.
Back in February, both superstars surprised their fans by sharing photos of themselves together in the recording studio. “I had the opportunity to spend some time with her in Los Angeles. She was in the studio and I joined her,” Maluma told Billboard at the time.
Listen to a clip of Madonna’s Beats 1 interview below.