The anticipated musical collaboration between Selena Gomez and Maluma hit a stumbling block back in 2017, leaving fans and the Colombian singer himself disappointed. Despite expressing initial interest and even sparking rumors, Gomez reportedly ghosted Maluma, abruptly ending the potential project. However, the door to collaboration remains open for the future.
In January 2017, social media went into a frenzy when Selena Gomez and Maluma started following each other on Instagram, igniting speculation of a possible musical partnership. The excitement escalated when Gomez posted a photo with the caption “Vente pa’ ca,” hinting at a collaboration with Maluma and raising expectations among their respective fan bases.
Maluma later revealed to E! News that he had indeed discussed the prospect of working together with Gomez. He expressed his eagerness to collaborate with her and recounted a conversation they had. “We had the chance to talk once, and I told her that I wanted to work with her,” he said. However, the conversation seemed to hit a dead end when Gomez’s focus shifted to her album, leading to a sudden lack of communication. Maluma admitted, “Maybe she got busy or something, and we stopped talking.”
Despite the unfulfilled collaboration, Maluma displayed grace and understanding about the situation. He shared his admiration for Gomez and her inspirational qualities, emphasizing the honor it would be to share a song with her. He expressed his sentiments, saying, “It would be a dream to work with her; it would be so beautiful. She’s such an inspiration, and she’s such an example. It would be an honor to share a song with her…it would be beautiful.”
Both Gomez and Maluma are celebrated for their collaborations in the music industry. While Gomez has partnered with notable artists such as Charlie Puth, DJ Snake, and Cardi B, Maluma has worked with crossover stars like Ricky Martin and Shakira. Despite the past disappointment, Maluma remains optimistic about the possibility of collaborating with Gomez in the future, keeping the door open for a potential musical masterpiece between the two talented artists.