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October 1st, maren morris he performed at The Event benefit gala, organized by his Shaquille O’Neal Foundation, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. There, the star of the country met Shaquille O’Neal himself and posted a photo of the two of them together, making fun of their extreme height difference.
“Tall boys,” he captioned the Instagram pic, which has since gone viral, referencing her single of the same name.
At a petite 5’1″, Maren is almost two feet shorter than Shaq, one of the tallest NBA stars of all time. The retired basketball legend and fan favorite is 6’11”, as he clarified on TNT. Inside the NBA in 2020.
In addition to Maren, other artists on The Event included brown 5, pitbull, ITS and comedian John Mulaney. More than $3.2 million was raised at the gala, which was sponsored by the Pepsi Stronger Together initiative. Proceeds benefit The Boys and Girls Club and Communities In Schools in Las Vegas and Atlanta, two of Shaq’s hometowns.
“It’s such an honor and an amazing lineup to be a part of,” Maren told E! News. “And I’m very happy that they asked me.”