Idris Elba made his professional kickboxing debut at London's York Hall on Friday, with a documentary film-making team chronicling his journey. One person folks weren't expecting to see recording footage of her own was pop star Madonna — and this unexpected friendship between the two apparently led some to believe that they may be an item.
According to the Telegraph, Madonna posted several updates of the actor to her Instagram story, with even some shots of them together. In one, they were both warming up together while wearing boxing gloves and in another, they were lying on the floor — she added the caption, "I kicked his butt."
After seeing what these two were up to, social media erupted:
The Luther actor, however, cleared everything up this morning. He took to Twitter to dispel the rumors. See below:
There you have it — just platonic friends.
Watch Idris gush about Beyoncé's Lemonade in the BET video above.
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