Several months after the idea occurred to him, Brett telephoned Lisa, who was taking courses at the Scientology center in Clearwater, Florida.He said, “Lisa, if you’re really serious about your career, why don’t I put you in touch with Michael Jackson? I think you should meet him and play your music and sing for him, and I think he could really encourage and inspire you on a direction you could take.” Brett told her that Michael had his own company, Nation Records, sponsored by Sony, and that he could “really launch her big time.” Lisa was intrigued. ’ and I said, ‘She can.’ And then I asked, ‘Have you ever met Lisa?“I didn’t know anything about that business,” said Brett, “but I wanted to make sure that Lisa made a deal at the top level…by saying, ‘Hey, Elvis is the King and she’s the Princess. All she needs is Michael to help record at the highest possible level and help her choose the songs and teach her some presence on stage. When I suggested Michael could help her, she said, “He’s a superstar, do you really think he’d help me? According to Brett Livingstone, when Michael was about to leave, he offered Lisa a penetrating look and in a conspiratorial voice said, “You and me, we could get into a lot of trouble. Part of her was in “turmoil,” recalled Brett, “on her mind was ‘I have my kids,’ and she was in turmoil with her husband and what should she do?I was trying to get Michael to…make a deal with Lisa at the top—the deal that the other recording companies were making with Madonna and Barbara Streisand. They have proven themselves.’ And I said, ‘No, make the same deal; a deal over a period of time…based on performance as the records sell. ” After dinner at my house, Lisa played tapes of some of her music, and Michael was blown away. If she wanted to be a star, she had to really want to live and breathe that.” Michael Jackson also advised Lisa similarly: If she wanted to pursue a singing career, she would have to dedicate herself to it.“I was just trying to be a good friend for him,” said Brett.
“I said, ‘Michael, what would you say if I found talent for you that had the potential to be number one in the world in the recording industry—beautiful girl, great voice and also a reputation that would be a public relations dream come true? Michael was “amazed at first, and then said, ‘Well get her to send me a tape.’ ” At the time, neither Michael nor Lisa recalled their fleeting meeting introduction backstage, at the Sahara Tahoe when Lisa was six and Michael was sixteen.
Brett had worked up some figures and talked to Michael, who arranged for Brett to take Lisa to meet with Michael Greenberg, the head of Jackson’s company, Nation Records in Santa Monica. It became a matter of deals and money, money, money: I lost my fire for it. I was scared, I guess, so I pulled back.” She had no confidence in herself as a vocalist,” Said Brett Livingstone Stone.