Babyface says Madonna asked Michael Jackson to dress like a girl for music video: 'He was really mad about it'

Babyface says Madonna asked Michael Jackson to dress like a girl for music video: 'He was really mad about it'
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American singer, songwriter and record producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds has just revealed that Madonna, referred to as the 'Queen of Pop' had asked late 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson to dress like a girl for a video in 1991.

According to 'Babyface,' Madonna had asked Michael Jackson to dress as a girl for the music video to 'In the Closet' in 1991. Babyface revealed that the King of Pop had told him, "'Babyface, can you believe she wants me to dress like a girl?’ He was like, ‘I’d never do that.’ He said, ‘She was trying to change it all up. It was crazy’ … He was really mad about it.” During a music battle for Verzuz TV on Instagram Live, Edmonds further felt nostalgic about the old times remembering the days with Teddy Riley, who had produced the song. Madonna did not appear in the final version of the song and Naomi Campbell ended up being cast in the video.

It seems as though details of musicians' past would spill out at some point of time, especially between the Pop royals. In 2017, actor Mark Lester, who is rumored to be the biological father of Jackson's children Prince and Paris, claimed that the sight of Madonna naked had 'scared Michael Jackson so much it put him off, women."


"When he entered the room, she was in bed, threw the covers off and was completely naked. He took one look at her and screamed and ran away — not something I’d have done!," Lester told the DailyMail.

The relationship between Madonna and Micheal has ever been quite clear while in the past she had revealed on James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' that she had shared a "full French kiss" with the 'Thriller' singer. "Of course. I mean, baby, I've been around. Yeah, tongue-in-mouth kissing. I haven't had the chance to talk about it, no one ever asks me," said Madonna.

While she had not dished on too much of the details, she continued, "Well, I did [make the first move], if you wanna know the truth. Cause he was a little bit shy. However, he was a willing accomplice. I did get him to loosen up with a glass of Chardonnay. And it did. It worked wonders."

As for what the 'Black or White' singer had to say about Madonna - it was reported that Jackson told Boteach, "I think she (Madonna) likes shock value and she knows how to push buttons on people. I think she was sincerely in love with me and I was not in love with her. She did a lot of crazy things. I knew we had nothing in common. She is not sexy at all. I think sexy comes form the heart in the way you present yourself."

"They admire you and know you are wonderful and great because they are jealous because they wish they were in your shoes. Madonna is one of them. She is jealous. She is a girl, a woman and I think that's what bothers her...I get the fainting and adulation and she doesn't," he continued.


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