MADONNA will perform a duet with Janet Jackson as a tribute to Michael Jackson.
The two singers are working on a tribute to Janet’s late brother after bonding over dinner after Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.
The event saw Janet perform Scream, a track originally recorded with her sibling, and Madonna make a tearful speech about her regret at “abandoning” the pop icon before his death.
A source said: “It was a meeting of two great musical 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…There was definitely something very interesting being planned between them.”
Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary recently revealed that the 4 Minutes singer had hoped to join Michael on stage during his This Is It London residency.
He wrote on Twitter: “A month ago, Madonna told me she wanted to do a surprise performance at one of Michael Jackson’s UK shows.”