Dua Lipa could collaborate on a song with one of her idols, Madonna, in the near future if the latter is up for it, according to the “Physical” singer’s manager.
The 24-year-old pop star’s management, Tap Music, has teased a potential collaboration record for Lipa and Madonna, revealing Lipa’s aspirations to team up with the 61-year-old music veteran. In fact, Lipa got some inspiration from Madonna while creating her latest album.
“She’s definitely the complete pop star and obviously this album is heavily influenced by Madonna,” Tap Music co-founder Ben Mawson told Music Week, referring to the British pop star’s most recent album, “Future Nostalgia.”
Mawson then shared that they have plans to reach out to Madonna for a possible feature on one of Lipa’s upcoming songs.
“In fact, we’re about to try and get Madonna on a record. I’m going to write the e-mail and see if she’s up for going on a Dua track,” Lipa’s manager continued.
During the interview, Mawson also recalled meeting Lipa for the first time when she was 17 years old and their conversation about the music legend. At the time, the young singer talked about why she admired Madonna and wanted to be her.
“Dua told me she aspired to be Madonna when I met her, when she was 17, and there was something about the way she said it that made me believe her!” Mawson revealed. “It was about her personality, her charisma, her competitiveness and her drive and that came across. Dua’s got it all, so she’s unlimited potential.”
Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” album — a record that was “heavily influenced” by Madonna’s 2005 release, “Confessions on a Dancefloor” — dropped in March. The 24-year-old English singer debuted three singles off the studio album: “Don’t Start Now,” “Physical” and “Break My Heart.”
Lipa previously admitted that she hopes to “do a Madonna” and eventually reach a creative peak in her 40s, just like the Queen of Pop.
“I want to do this for as long as I can. I feel Madonna peaked [in her 40s]and made the best pop album known,” Lipa shared during her interview with The Sun, referencing Madonna’s 1998 album “Ray of Light.”
“Women, we can do it for as long as we want to. And then at some point, I’ll retire with a couple of dogs and take up smoking again,” she continued.
Meanwhile, Tap Music has yet to confirm if the collaboration project involving both Lipa and Madonna is official.