Madonna Rejected by New York Giants' Victor Cruz at Super Bowl

Celebrity News Feb. 24, 2012 AT 12:46PM
Madonna Rejected by New York Giants' Victor Cruz at Super Bowl Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images; EPA/Paul Buck/LANDOV

Prey for Madonna!

She may be dating Brahim Zaibat, 25, but at this month's Super Bowl XLVI, the 53-year-old halftime performer had her sights set on New York Giants standout Victor Cruz.

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"She wanted an introduction," a source tells the new issue of Us Weekly. Days after the Feb. 5 event, at an Oster Media bash in New York City, pals were still trying to snag the singer some face time with Cruz, who helped his team triumph over the New England Patriots.

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But a rep for the singer -- who teamed up with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. for an electric 12-minute halftime show -- insists Madonna was trying to connect with him for professional reasons.

According to the rep, Madonna didn't want to meet Cruz, who has a month-old baby with PR exec girlfriend Elaina Watley, but "needed footage of him doing his salsa dance."

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"She wanted to try it at a press conference," the rep added.

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