Madonna "loosened up" Michael Jackson with a glass of wine before she made a move on him.
The 58-year-old singer admitted she had shared a "full French kiss" with her friend – who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 – but he needed alcohol to help him relax before he would be a "willing accomplice" in the romance department.
Asked by James Corden during his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment on ‘The Late Late Show’ if she and Michael had ever kissed, she admitted: "Of course. I mean, baby, I’ve been around! "Yeah, tongue-in-mouth kissing. I haven’t had the chance to talk about it, no one ever asks me."
When then asked who had made the first move, the ‘Like a Virgin’ singer admitted: "Well, I did, if you wanna know the truth. Cause he was a little bit shy. However, he was a willing accomplice. I did get him to loosen up with a glass of Chardonnay. And it did. It worked wonders."
Madonna – who has children Lourdes, 20, Rocco, 16, David, 11, and Mercy, 10 – didn’t say when she and Michael kissed, but they did attend the Academy Awards together in 1991.
Elsewhere during the segment, the ‘Hung Up’ hitmaker – who was previously married to Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie – revealed a shared sense of humor is important to her when it comes to looking for love.
She said: "Let’s just shift gears … Well, I’m looking for, you have to have a sense of humor and understand my sense of humor, otherwise we are dead in the water."
And Madonna thinks James’ wife Julia is fortunate because she has married a funny man.
She quipped: "Your wife is lucky. I think the best thing in the world is to be married to someone funny – all that’s missing is a good dress sense."