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Maluma Explains Why It's 'Very Hard' to Make Friends in the Industry

Maluma Explains Why It's 'Very Hard' to Make Friends in the Industry

Maluma is opening up about relationships.

The 26-year-old “Pa Ti” superstar spoke out in an interview with Elle. Here’s what he had to say…

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On choosing to stick with his old friends: “I don’t really like having new friends. I try to make friends in the industry, but it is very hard. Sometimes I feel like they want to be my friends, but once I show them my back, they stab me. I prefer staying safe with my friends, where I always feel comfortable. When I didn’t have any money, they were there for me, inviting me to their house for lunch. They’re the ones who were laughing at me, and now they are enjoying my success. That’s life—just being grateful for everything that has happened.”

On spirituality: “I feel like the artists right now, the modern artists, are losing their spirituality, and that’s kind of sad. I don’t feel like they pray or meditate, and that’s why I feel connected with artists like Madonna, Shakira, and Jennifer. Sometimes people tell me that I’m an old soul because of that, but at the end of the day, you can be the biggest star in the world, but if you are not spiritual, you are empty inside.”

On his priorities: “Of course 2020 has been a very difficult year for all of us, but I feel like this was my best year so far, musically, artistically, and personally. I feel like I was reborn.” “I was talking the other day with my parents, and they were very happy because I’ve stayed a long time in Colombia, but they were also a little bit worried because they didn’t know what was going to happen with my work,” he says. “My job is being on tour, but for me this has been very positive, being here in Colombia. I feel very connected again with myself.”

Maluma made headlines for having the sexiest performance at the 2020 AMAs.

For more from Maluma, head to Elle.com.

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