Babyface and Teddy Riley’s ‘Verzuz’ battle was certainly one for the books.
One of our favorite aspects had to be that before every song Babyface would tell a little story relating to either the song itself or the artist he worked with.
Prior to playing SWV’s hit “Right Here” which samples Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” Babyface revealed that the late King of Pop once tried to date Halle Berry.
“Speaking of MJ, it reminds me of a story—true story, fun fact,” Babyface recalled. “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 Halle’s number so he passed the message along to her team.
“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?”
Watch the moment again below.
Babyface and Teddy Riley are live on Instagram rn, and Babyface talked about that one time Michael wanted to take Halle Berry on a date ? pic.twitter.com/uomIeqGtuw
— Julie | ? (@juliejksn) April 21, 2020