Mahalia got a bus home instead of spending more time with Kendrick Lamar

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 May 2020


Mahalia got a bus home to avoid a hefty Uber instead of spending more time in the studio with Kendrick Lamar

Mahalia regrets getting the bus home instead of spending more time with Kendrick Lamar. The Neo-soul singer previously hit the studio with the hip-hop superstar but she has recalled how she was forced to abandon her first meeting with the 'Humble' rapper to avoid paying a hefty price for an Uber home.

Mahalia told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: "At that time I would be travelling around with my guitar and a big bag as I was always moving around. I was frustrated as I genuinely had to get this bus home or I would have to pay quite a lot of money for a car or face a really long walk.I was like, 'I know this is Kendrick Lamar but I know that nobody in this building is going to get me a f****g £80 car home."

If the pair meet again, the British star says she has to apologise.

She added: "If I do I'll have to remind him and tell him I am really sorry."

Mahalia previously revealed that Kendrick – who has released songs with Taylor Swift, Beyonce and SZA to name a few – approved of a track her team sent over to him to see if he'd be up for collaborating on it with the BRITs Critics' Choice Award nominee.

Speaking last year, she said: "I'm working on my debut album which is amazing. My publisher sent a song of mine to Kendrick, which is supposed to be a secret but it's not anymore! He really liked it, well that's what he said, which is incredible."

The 'Do Not Disturb' singer had also been communicating with 'Young Dumb & Broke' hitmaker Khalid, who also turned out to be a huge fan of her music.

She said: "He texted me recently saying: 'I am blasting your song 'No Reply'."

Mahalia released her debut album, Love & Compromise, last year, and while there was no sign of Kendrick, she did team up with Burna Boy, Ella Mai and Terrace Martin.

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old star has just released the EP, Isolation Tapes, during lockdown whilst isolating with her boyfriend, and has vowed to keep him out of the spotlight.

She said: "I have always been drawn to really normal guys. I don't mean that in any negative way at all, just guys on the ground who live normal lives, and want to talk about normal things, and get excited when I talk about my music."

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