Madonna’s newest toyboy, French breakdancer Brahim Zaibat, has bravely spoken out about their relationship.
The 52-year-old queen of pop is rumoured to be dating the 24-year-old after the handsome dancer performed at the launch of her fashion label Material Girl several months ago.
Brahim said: “Backstage I was introduced to her. She thanked me for my performance. I didn’t feel like I met a monster. She was a woman almost like any other woman. I was really happy to meet her but I did not stress about it.”
Brahim is not afraid to tell it how it is. About her music he said: “It sure isn’t what I would put on my iPod. But, like everybody else, I know all of her hits.”
The modest dancer said he is an influence on the mother-of-three: “It turns out she has added a lot of hip-hop and breakdancing influences into her latest work.”
The couple went on a series of secret dates before being spotted dancing together at a New York club.
He said: “Because it’s Madonna, the repercussions were absolutely unbelievable. It was not a calculated decision to go public. We were just having a good time with friends. I wouldn’t say things went too fast. My life did not really change. I am still the same person.”
Brahim’s mother, Patricia Vidal, who is eight years younger than Madonna was clearly a bit more shocked when she received a call from New York telling her the news.
She said: “My mouth fell open when I realised that my son was Madonna’s new boyfriend. It’s something I’m still trying to get to terms with.”