pparently, when pop stars want to collaborate on a show-stopping new track, they hammer out all the details the exact same way the rest of us organize brunch plans. In her upcoming BBC special, Ariana Grande tells host Davina McCall that she secured Madonna‘s booming voice for her “God Is a Woman” video within minutes, via her iPhone. “I texted her, which is so cool. I can text Madonna!” Grande told McCall, according to People, when asked how the collaboration came together. “Within a couple of minutes she replied. She was like ‘Send me everything!'”
This shockingly casual exchange, of course, begs a mountain of questions, like how, exactly, Grande came to have Madonna’s number in her phone, whether Madge prefers utilizing the GIF keyboard or regular old emojis to add emphasis to her missives, and what the pop icons have texted about since. Here’s hoping all these and more will be answered when the full BBC special—which also reportedly includes Grande performing songs from her new album Sweetener backed by an all-female orchestra—airs on November 1.
The “God Is a Woman” cameo in question has Madonna reciting a slightly altered version of the Bible verse famously quoted by Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction. “I will strike down upon thee, with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters, and you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon you,” she says as Grande, wielding an oversized gavel and sporting a cat-eared helmet, lip-syncs along.
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