Colombian superstar Maluma has already collaborated with the crème de la crème of Latin singers (Shakira, Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony just to name a few) and now, he’s determined to add Selena Gomez to the list.
Here’s the backstory: Maluma and Selena nearly broke the internet last year when they followed each other on Instagram, and Selena captioned one of her photos with one of Maluma’s song title, "Vente Pa' Ca." Fans were quick to assume they were working on music together, but sadly, we’ve yet to see any tunes come to fruition.
ET sat down with Maluma earlier this month at the Forum in Los Angeles, where he emphatically told us the offer to duet with Selena still stands.
“Selena, please, what’s the status!?” he asked, laughing. “We were in touch! I told her that I wanted to work with her and I don’t know why the things [froze]. She was working on her album, I don’t know, but it would be a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with her.”
Maluma’s list of dream collaborators certainly doesn’t end there. He’s hard at work on his crossover English-language album, F.A.M.E (Faith, Alma, Music, Essence), and he’s set his sights on some pretty heavy-hitters, including Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
While we sit tight and manifest those sure-to-be fire collaborations, fans can get excited about seeing Maluma live all over the United States on the F.A.M.E Tour, kicking off March 23. He teased an “incredible show” full of dancers, choreography, lights and "a lot of surprises."
What kind of surprises, you ask? Well, hopefully, appearances from his famous friends. "I'm working on it -- it's not easy!" he laughed, before explaining, "Marc [Anthony] is one of my best friends -- I hope he can come. I’m going to tell Shakira, and let’s see if Ricky Martin wants to be a part of it, too!"
Maluma, an international heartthrob with over 50 million social media followers, insists he doesn’t find himself as sexy as his fans do. "I never look myself in the mirror and say, ‘I’m sexy!’ I never say that," he explained. "I'm a normal person. I love living, I love playing soccer, I love working out.”
But proving he really is just like us, Maluma made the ultimate admission to ET: he's a fan of Keeping Up With the Kardashians! He says he finds the show super relatable, explaining, "It's like we have something in common. Every time I see them on the screen, it's like, 'Oh my God, I lived something like that last week!"
Maluma kept it super real when he said with a smile, "I cannot lie, they're beautiful… that's [also] why I like the show. I'm not gonna lie!"
Tickets for Maluma’s F.A.M.E tour are on sale now.