With his boyish smile, movie star looks, and effortless ability to sing about everything from heartbreak to true love, Maluma has become a global hitmaker at just 26 years old. But mention his “Malumaniatics” – the devoted fans who show up outside his home screaming his name – and the Colombian-born reggaeton singer instantly blushes.
“I hate when someone says, ‘Oh, you’re handsome,’” he says. “People think I’m going to be like, ‘Holy s--t, I know.’ It’s totally the opposite. I’m shy!”
He’s unabashed about getting steamy onstage with Madonna, but “one thing is what you see and another is actually what I am”, he says. “I’m a regular human being, and that’s what I actually want people to know about me.”
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October 5, 2020