Idris Elba Calls Madonna a ‘Legend’ After ‘Rebel Heart’ Performance

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Idris Elba to open for Madonna on ‘Rebel Heart’ tour at Berlin concert in Germany.

It was an exchange of mutual admiration between Idris Elba and Madonna at the Berlin concert of her Rebel Heart tour in Germany.

Only a few days earlier, Madge announced that the British actor and star of the BBC series, Luther, would be her opening act during the German leg of her tour.

Elba took on DJ duties to help open for the Queen of Pop. During a promotional event for Luther, Elba said of the once-in-a-lifetime experience, “I was excited, I had a great time. Madonna is a legend.”

The actor/musician couldn’t have been more humble about his contribution to the night, saying:

She did an incredible show. I was standing by the curtain before I went on and I made the mistake of peeking to see who was there, thinking maybe they’re not here yet, and then I saw there were actually 17,000 people looking back… and then I ended up going out there to entertain them. [But] they weren’t there to see me.

Idris is working on an album of his own and his series, Luther, returns to BBC next December with a new season.