Madonna gave MNEK thank you gift of lemons

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 March 2015

Rising star, MNEK

Madonna thanked MNEK for working on her new album 'Rebel Heart', by giving him a bag of lemons

Madonna thanked MNEK for working on her album by giving him a bag of lemons.

The 'Living For Love' hitmaker presented the London-based musician with the odd choice of gift after he co-wrote the track 'Hold Tight' for her new album 'Rebel Heart', but the star was pleased she also gifted him some chocolate peanut butter treats, as it is his favourite combination.

He revealed: "It was cool. It was a really nice session, she was really lovely. She gave me a bag of lemons! She gave me these really f**king vegany chocolate peanut butter sweets. I don't know how she knew I love chocolate peanut butter, but she did, and there it was there to eat in the studio."

The 20-year-old Grammy nominee - whose real name is Uzo Emenike - continued to say he was thrilled to get the opportunity to work on the iconic star's album, and was proud when he received such a positive reaction from her legions of fans.

He told Digital Spy: "I guess as the song ('Hold Tight') came out, her fans seem to respond it really well, so yeah, awesome! And she's a legend, and it's an awesome opportunity to work with someone like Madonna who's literally shaped the careers of so many artists that I've wanted to work with and that I look up to. She's the queen!"


The multi-million selling American singer-songwriter, actress, director and entrepreneur performs pop in support of her album MDNA.


The artist, based in London and of Nigerian descent, performs a blend of dance, pop and R&B.

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