Dua Lipa says working with Madonna and Missy Elliott has been “one of the most incredible experiences” of her life.
The 24-year-old pop star managed to get the Queen of Pop and the ‘Get Ur Freak On’ hitmaker to feature on a remix of her track ‘Levitate’ – which has been reworked by DJ and producer The Blessed Madonna – and has now said she’s still not over the “surreal experience” of working with the legendary musicians.
She said: “I mean, just working on this whole project with The Blessed Madonna has been a surreal experience. I think just really kind of aiming for the stars and manifesting and just saying the craziest things in the hopes that it might just happen. It’s been one of the most incredible experiences of my life really.”
Dua has been listening to Madonna her “whole life”, and found it “really inspiring” to work with the ‘Vogue’ hitmaker herself.
She added of Madge: “Madonna has been an artist that I’ve listened to my whole life. And I think just, I guess her career trajectory as well has been something so inspirational and the momentum that she’s kept and the way that she’s grown with her music. And I’ve always found that really, really inspiring and to get to work with the diva herself.”
And she also heaped praise on Missy Elliott, as she said teaming up with the iconic rapper was a “mind-blowing experience”.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music, she gushed: “It’s just such a mind-blowing experience. Being a fan of Missy’s for so long and then having her to be like, ‘Yeah, I love the song. I love the remix. I love the track. I feel inspired by it. I want to jump on it.’ I’m like, ‘Oh my God, this is so crazy.’
“I jumped on the phone with her and we had a little talk and she really just does stuff that she really believes in, so that I felt it was such a massive compliment for me, for her to be so inspired by the remix and the track, and to want to be a part of it and be a part of this mix tape. And it really is a dream come true. I still find it, just talking about it, I’m like, it doesn’t make sense.”