Her dream of singing with good friend Jacko was dashed by his untimely death, but now Madonna is plotting the next best thing – working with his little sister.
We can reveal that the Queen of Pop had a secret dinner with Janet Jackson on Sunday evening.
Over dinner at Butter in New York, the pair were overheard discussing how to honor Michael by “doing something together”. Earlier Janet, 43, and Madonna, 51, had been hanging out together at the MTV VMAs, where they were seen hugging one another.
And when we caught up with Madonna backstage, just after her tribute to Michael, she told us: “Now I’ve finally had a chance to say farewell to my dear friend.
“I can now say I have paid my respects to Michael. That’s why I’m here.
To say good-bye.” Then she added: “And Janet’s performance was amazing – just the perfect tribute to her brother.” Both stars then left the glitzy bash early – narrowly avoiding the fallout surrounding Kanye West storming the stage and dissing Taylor Swift.
Over dinner they seemed to be getting on like old friends.
Our insider reveals: “It was a meeting of two great musical try minds. Madonna was so impressed with Janet’s tribute to Michael that they started talking about how great it would be to honour him by doing something together.
“With that one performance, Janet proved she’s back on top of her game. And who better to join forces with than Madonna? “There was definitely something very interesting being planned between them.”