Ora says Madonna didn’t want her blocking the good lighting, so she obliged.
All hail the Queen.
Madonna is undisputed pop royalty, and she shall be treated as such. Literally. She’s making celebrities like Rita Ora (just roll with it) bow before her during the introduction ceremony. Ora admitted it happened to her when she met the Queen for the first time at London’s Chime For Change three years ago.
“I was once doing a charity event and I met my idol Madonna,” Ora recalls. “I was waiting for her 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 is the lighting here. Can you just kneel down here on the floor?’
“I was like, ‘OK.’ So I kneeled down on the floor and we had this conversation where I was on the floor. Can you believe that? But that is Madonna and she can do whatever she wants. That was major. Everything is a learning curve.”
But it seems all is well in the world of Madonna and Ora. Last year, Ora came to the Rebel Heart singer’s defense during a spout of ageist remarks from the media, which oddly enough is her point of contention this week as well. Ora also made a brief cameo in the “***** I’m Madonna” music video last year.
This is how I picture that encounter: