Maluma dismisses Ricky Martin rumours

18th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

Colombian singer Maluma has denied rumours suggesting he is more than just friends with new collaborator Ricky Martin, insisting he is not gay.

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The stars recently teamed up for new party song Vente Pa'Ca, and their duet had some fans wondering if their chemistry in the studio had spilled over into real life.

Maluma addressed the unfounded gossip during an appearance on Miami, Florida radio station El vacilon de la Gatita, saying, "I am not gay; I don't have a relationship with Ricky Martin. I love women."

According to, the 22-year-old went on to urge fans to pay attention to his music and philanthropic work, and not spread false rumours about his private life.

He added, "People should focus on my foundation, my projects and everything positive and important that I am doing in Latin America and the around the world."

Maluma's comments emerge weeks after Ricky, who is openly gay, also brushed off the claims. He has been dating Swedish artist Jwan Yosef for several months, after going public with their relationship at a red carpet event in Brazil in April (16).

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