Dua Lipa planned to accompany the single release of "Levitating" with a "fun" club remix by DJ/producer The Blessed Madonna (not to be confused with the iconic singer).
Madonna (this time we are
referencing the Queen of Pop) heavily influenced Future Nostalga
and Stuart Price, who co-produced her 10th studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor
(2005) also helmed "Levitating." In late June 2020, Lipa's manager, Ben Mawson, revealed in an interview with Music Week
that they were hoping Madonna might want to contribute some vocals. Around the same time, Mawson was also reaching out by email to another of the English songstress' musical heroines, Missy Elliott. Lipa hoped at least one would say yes, but much to her excitement, both the "Vogue
" hitmaker and the iconic rapper said that they would like to jump on the remix.
The final version of the remix features Lipa and the actual Madonna frolicking over The Blessed Madonna's upbeat trance production before Missy Elliott steps in with a stylishly naughty verse.