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Maren Morris joined Maroon 5, H.E.R., Pitbull, and John Mulaney in performing at Shaquille O’Neal Foundation’s “The Event” fundraiser over the weekend in Las Vegas at the M.G.M. Grand. Backstage, she took a moment to post a fun photo of herself with Shaq. The NBA legend is 7’1 while Morris is 5’4. 

Maren posted the photo to Instagram, and wrote, “Tall Guys.” That’s a reference to her song of the same name, which she wrote about her husband Ryan Hurd, who stands 6’2. 

Michelle Branch responded to the funny post, “Omg. You win.” Jennifer Nettles wrote, “Oh my! Amazing!” Several fans reacted to the post, including one who commented, “A long time ago, I stood next to him at a V.I.P. party at the Century Club. I was astounded by his height since I’m only 5′ 2”. He was looking for some napkins on a table and asked me if I saw any “down there” since I was closer to the table.. lol.”

The event raised more than $3.2 million to benefit The Boys and Girls Club and Communities in Schools throughout Las Vegas and Atlanta, with one guest even bidding $140,000 for a game of “H. O.R.S.E.” with Shaq at the auction. Among Shaq’s famous friends and supporters in the house on Saturday were Super Bowl champ Rob Gronkowski and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Camille Kostek, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jennie Buss, Logan Paul, Flavor Flav, Mark Davis, and more.

Morris’ “Tall Guys” song, which is on her CMA Album of the Year nominated Humble Quest, includes the lyrics, “Some people like the beach / Some people like the mountains / Some are wishing on the stars / Or throwing pennies in a fountain / But when it comes to a kiss that’ll blow my mind / I’m always looking for new heights / Yeah, they keep me looking up / When I’m feeling down / Yeah, I can always find ’em / In the middle of a crowd / When I can’t see over, he puts me on his shoulders / I can wear my heels real high / I’m lover of all types / But there’s something ’bout tall guys, tall guys.” 

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