The implausible scene of pop star Madonna sharing a glass of red wine with Marine Le Pen threatened to become a reality, as the French far-right leader said she has agreed to the proposed get-together.
Madonna surprisingly invited the anti-immigration politician out for a drink during a TV talk show earlier this week, days after describing Le Pen's National Front (FN) party as "Fascist".
"I think that I would like to sit down and have a drink with Marine Le Pen," she told news show Grand Journal. "I want to understand where she's coming from."
"Maybe I misunderstood Marine Le Pen, I am not sure," she continued. "I don't want to start a war. I want peace in the world."
The music icon, who once famously showed in a Paris concert, a video featuring a photo of Le Pen with a swastika imposed on the forehead, explained she would now like to hear the politician's thoughts on human rights issues.
Sources close to 46-year-old nationalist leader initially told Europe 1 she was "considering" taking up the offer.
After a few hours of pondering, which seemingly involved consideration on the effect a refusal could possibly have on France's upcoming local elections, Le Pen agreed to meet with the Like A Virgin singer.
"I accept with pleasure Madonna's invitation. I appreciate people who have a good faith approach," she told AFP.
Details of the where and when of the unlikely gathering might take place were not immediately given.
Last week, the 56-year-old singer who is visiting France at the moment, compared the country to Nazi Germany.
Speaking on Europe 1 radio she lame
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