Idris Elba (AKA Meghan Markle’s Wedding DJ) Speaks Out After the Duchess’s Oprah Interview Claims

In case you somehow missed it, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, and we're still processing everything we learned.

While their interview shook the world, many stars have been giving their reactions to the couple's confessions. The latest to join that hoard is actor Idris Elba, who was also the DJ for the pair's royal wedding back in 2018.

On Today with Hoda and Jenna, Elba sat down with his Concrete Cowboy co-star Caleb McLaughlin to discuss their film, but the conversation eventually led to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Watch the full video below.

In the clip, Hoda Kotb discusses Elba's many talents, including his acting, rapping and DJ experience. After mentioning Elba's involvement in the royal wedding, Kotb asked the 48-year-old actor if he had been in touch with the couple since their interview. Elba responded, "No, Hoda, not at all. And you know, I try to stay out of these affairs as much as I can. They're very dear to me but I haven't heard from them, no."

This is not the first time the Luther star has spoken up about the interview. In a conversation with Entertainment Tonight, Elba showed his support for Markle, saying, "Everyone has to have the opportunity to speak up about what they feel. You cannot take someone's voice away—that's all we have to communicate."

When Elba DJed for the Duke and Duchess's wedding, he used guidance from Meghan Markle herself. Elba told BBC Radio’s 1Xtra, "Meghan sent me a playlist with some bare tunes on it." But he was apparently asked to do the gig by Prince Harry, who had seen his skills firsthand. Elba told Ellen DeGeneres, "I met Harry and William a few times, and Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJed, and he was like, 'Hey, man, what are you doing on [May 19]? Would you DJ at my wedding?’”

Elba is one of many who have shown support for the couple following their interview, ranging from celebs like Serena Williams all the way to Bishop Michael Curry, who made a sermon at the pair's nuptials.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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