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Rita Ora claims Madonna asked her to kneel when they first met

The Material Girl singer reportedly didn't want Ora to disrupt the good lighting

Olivia Blair
Monday 14 March 2016 16:45 GMT
Ora and Madonna in 2013
Ora and Madonna in 2013 (Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock)

During her four-decade career she has regularly been referred to as the “Queen of pop” however Madonna may have actually lived up to that title when she apparently asked Rita Ora to kneel on the floor when they first met

At the Glamour beauty festival, which was held over the weekend, Ora described the moment she met her “idol” Madonna at a charity event.

“I was waiting for her [Madonna] and I was shivering. And my sister said to me, ‘Are you ok? You look really crazy.’ And I was like, “I think I am going to be sick’. And Madonna walks in with lighting all around her.

“I said, ‘Hi, it is so nice to meet you’ and she was like, ‘This [the lighting] isn't working can we just kneel down here on the floor?’”

The 25-year-old said she happily complied with the 57-year-old’s request and they ended up having a conversation while on the floor.

“Can you believe that?” Ora asked the audience, “But that is Madonna and she can do whatever she wants. That was major. Everything is a learning curve.”

Ora greets Madonna at the 2015 Met Gala Getty (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The encounter clearly did not go on to hamper relations between the pair as Madonna chose the "I Will Never Let You Down" singer to be the face of her Material Girl clothing collection in 2014. Ora also made an appearance at the Berlin leg of Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour last year, which finally comes to an end in Australia this month.

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