Rita Ora has revealed Madonna made her kneel before her when they first met.

Ora, 25 – who met the singer at London’s Chime For Change three years ago – said Madonna made the bizarre request because of the lighting.

“I was once doing a charity event and I met my idol Madonna,” she recalled at the Glamour Beauty Festival.

“I was waiting for her and I was shivering. And my sister said to me, ‘Are you OK? You look really crazy.

“And I was like, ‘I think I am going to be sick’. And Madonna walks in with lighting all around her.

“I said, ‘Hi, it is so nice to meet you’ and she was like, ‘This is the lighting here. Can you just kneel down here on the floor?’

“I was like OK. So I kneeled down on the floor and we had this conversation where I was on the floor.

“Can you believe that? But that is Madonna and she can do whatever she wants. That was major. Everything is a learning curve.”

Clearly undeterred by the strange request, Ora went on to front Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line and made a cameo appearance in her music video for B***h I’m Madonna.

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