Rita Ora Recalls 'Amazing But Awkward' Madonna Moment That Is Oh So Madonna

Ash Percival
·Entertainment Editor, HuffPost UK
·1-min read

Rita Ora has recalled how she thought she was reenacting Madonna’s Like A Prayer video after an “amazing but awkward” moment with the singer.

The Masked Singer panellist was working on a campaign for Madonna’s clothing line when she made her get on the floor and kneel.

Recalling the story during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she revealed how the Queen Of Pop was trying to find her best light.

Rita Ora and Madonna (Photo: Getty)
Rita Ora and Madonna (Photo: Getty)

“I had an amazing moment with her, very awkward but also very unbelievable,” Rita said. “She really just made me find my light and by doing that we had to kneel on the floor.

“And I thought it was Like A Prayer in real life that was happening to me. I mean I had to go and breathe in the bathroom. This was earlier in my career. I was doing a campaign for her clothing line and so then she came to meet me and I loved it and I just couldn’t breathe.

“And then she was like ‘this is not my light, let’s get down’. I thought, ‘what? What’s happening?’ And so we did.”

The pair pictured in 2013 (Photo: Shutterstock)
The pair pictured in 2013 (Photo: Shutterstock)

Rita became the face of Madonna’s Material Girl fashion line in 2013, following in the footsteps of Georgia May Jagger, Taylor Momsen and Kelly Osbourne.

The pair developed a close working relationship with Rita even performing with the pop icon during her Rebel Heart tour in 2015.

She also made a cameo appearance in Madge’s video for single Bitch I’m Madonna the same year.


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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.