During his Monday night Verzuz battle with Teddy Riley, Babyface revealed Michael Jackson once tried to shoot his shot with Halle Berry. Babyface shared the story after Riley played SWV's hit record "Right Here," which samples Jackson's 1982 song "Human Nature."
"Speaking of MJ, it reminds me of a story—true story, fun fact," Babyface began. "One time, Michael called me, Michael said, 'Babyface, do you know who Halle Berry is? Do you know Halle Berry?' I said, 'Yeah, I know Halle Berry.' He said, 'Could you do me a favor? I want you to call her because I want to take her out on a date.' I said, 'What?' and he said, 'Call her, I want to take her out on a date.'"
Babyface said he didn't have Berry's number, so he decided to contact the actress' team. The hitmaker said he gave her management the message and waited for a response.
"I can't tell you exactly what Halle said, but I imagine it probably would have been something like this …" Babyface said, before playing a clip from Berry's 1992 film Boomerang: "You know, what do you know about love?" her character Angela Lewis says. "What do you possibly think you know about love?"
Babyface executive produced the official Boomerang soundtrack, featuring songs by Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, TLC, A Tribe Called Quest, and more.
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Babyface and Riley's Verzuz battle was originally set to go down Saturday, but was rescheduled mid-stream after a series of technical issues. Monday night's broadcast reportedly drew more than half a million viewers, including everyone from Michelle Obama and Queen Latifah to Pusha-T and Snoop Dogg to Rashida Jones and Gabrielle Union.