Washington, (ANI): In her recent tribute to Michael Jackson, Madonna held herself and others responsible for 'abandoning' the late star. The Queen of Pop, while speaking at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, recalled her time spent with the King of Pop in 1991, when the two went out to dinner. Madonna revisited the memories when she joked about trying to get the singer to eat French fries, drink and say "bad words", reports Us magazine.
The two later went to her house to watch a film and "his hand snuck over and held mine," and "in that moment, he felt like a human being," she added. The 'Material Girl' confessed that over the years she lost touch with Jackson, who died of acute propofol intoxication on June 25. When he passed away, "all I could think about him in that one moment was, 'I had abandoned him,' that we had abandoned him," she said.
She went on: "That we had allowed this magnificent creature that once set the world on fire somehow slip through the cracks. "When he was trying to build a family and rebuild his career, we were all busy passing judgment. Most of us had turned our backs on him... Sometimes, we have to lose things before we can truly appreciate them..."