Iggy Azalea and Colombian superstar Maluma have been getting close and personal since meeting for the first time in Mexico City on June 3rd. This week, the pair was spotted dining together in a Miami restaurant, raising eyebrows whether the duo had more than musical projects in mind.
Azalea and Maluma were in town for Premios Juventud, Univision's youth awards show, which took place Thursday night. On Wednesday, after Azalea finished rehearsing her new single 'Switch' performance, she stayed on to watch Maluma rehearse his set.
Maluma, known for raunchy reggaeton hits such as 'Cuatro Babys' and 'Felices los 4' had a very 'Maluma' rehearsal, in which he not only practiced dance moves but made out at least five times with one of his dancers as part of his choreography. “Well, that ending took me by surprise and I liked it. Let's please repeat that finale until it comes out perfect,", he told the production crew during the rehearsal while Azalea looked on. Both were spotted leaving the venue together on Wednesday.
Así de acalorado estuvo el ensayo de Maluma
The night of Premios Juventud, however, Maluma's performance, a medley of some of his greatest hits, didn't end with the full-blown kiss he had rehearsed the night before but rather with a mere brushing on the lips. Right after his performance, the Australian rapper presented the 23 year-old Maluma with the "Supersónico" award saying in English and broken Spanish "I'm so proud to be here, honoring a musician with so much talent, energy and of course, sensuality. In other words, he's super hot and his music is as hot as he is. It's my extreme pleasure to present the Supersónico award to my friend Maluma."
When the Colombian artist went up to receive the award from Azalea, however, they had an awkward embrace (at 5'10, Azalea is at least a couple of inches taller than him), and Maluma seemed to whisper something to her ear. As they walked offstage, Maluma took Azalea by her waist in true Latin gentleman fashion, something that didn't seem to sit well with the Australian artist.
Azalea's "cheeky" performance of 'Siwtch' -- her first appearance in the Spanish-language network -- was one of the night's most celebrated moments, with many comparing her to Jennifer Lopez.