Babyface reveals Michael Jackson once tried to take Halle Berry on a date

The singer-producer shared the story with Teddy Riley.

Finally, the moment R&B fans have been waiting for: Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Teddy Riley had their epic '80s/'90s music face-off.

The original Verzuz event, which saw the artists take turns playing the hit records they've contributed to, was supposed to happen on Saturday, but was postponed until Monday night due to technical difficulties.

While both Babyface and Riley brought the heat with classics such as Tevin Campbell's "Can We Talk" and Keith Sweat's "Make It Last Forever," Babyface got things started with a bang, sharing a story about the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

"Speaking of MJ, it reminds me of a story, true story, fun fact. One time, Michael called me and said, 'Babyface, do you know who Halle Berry is?'" he told Riley during the Instagram Live stream.

Babyface continued, "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.' So I reached out for him."

He told Riley that "I can’t tell you exactly what Halle said, but I imagine it probably would have been something like this …”

That's when the 62-year-old producer cut to a clip of Berry from the movie "Boomerang," saying, "You know, what do you know about love? What do you possibly think you know about love?"