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Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx were supposed to meet Michael Jackson on the day he died

Chris Brown missed a final chance to meet with his hero Michael Jackson - they had planned a get together on the morning he died.

Kiss Kiss singer Brown reveals he and Jamie Foxx were planning to spend a few hours checking out Jackson rehearsing for his ill-fated This Is It tour dates at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

But the two stars were told to stall their travel plans when Jackson failed to show up for rehearsals.

Brown, who performed an emotional tribute to his hero at the BET Awards last year (10), tells Nylon magazine the meeting would have fallen on the day Jackson died in June, 2009.

He explains, "Me and Jamie Foxx were going to see him and (someone called) and they were like, 'Hold up. He didn't show up yet.'

"And then we got the call later (that he had died) and it was devastating."