At the same time, Prince also began pursuing Lisa to sign a recording contract.Lisa celebrated her twenty-fifth birthday with a huge party, planned by Priscilla, at Six Flags Magic Mountain.According to Brett, Lisa was, “in relentless pursuit of Michael Jackson,” and phoned [Brett] constantly to find out whether the deal would occur.
“Her husband was here.” Michael carried on with his own career interests after that meeting, but Lisa, recalled Brett, “kept calling me after that. And she wanted to get together with Michael more.” Lisa met with Brett a few times to talk about it, remarking that she had “a few things in common with the Jacksons and maybe she should pursue a friendship with Michael.” Brett, still their intermediary, offered to represent Lisa in a business contract with Michael for a recording deal, even though he had an art partnership with Michael and had been his friend for years. Things always got too wild when people found out that Elvis’s daughter wanted to sing.“I wasn’t trying to bring two people together to get married.I look back on it now as a sign that [she was thinking], Wow! And she secretly wanted a relationship with him, because I always talked about him as a passionate man [who was] extremely loving…and that attracted Lisa, that loving part, and loving children.” Lisa never knew that Brett wrote the birthday card and signed her book.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?Lisa’s close childhood friend Myrna Smith, who was with Jerry and Joe Esposito when they took Lisa to that long-ago concert, confirmed this. We took you to see the Jacksons.’ ” When Brett told Lisa about his conversation with Michael, she was offended that she would have to send a demo.“Lisa didn’t even remember meeting Michael as a child,” Myrna said. She told Brett, “Forget it, I’ll play the tape for him in person.” Lisa called Brett constantly afterward, inquiring about the meeting with Michael.“I can’t recall what I wrote exactly in the book or card,” said Brett, “but that might have been something she read over and over again and thought, Jeez!And afterwards, Lisa kept calling me, and eventually, after the many calls and pursuits and my little bit of fairy dust that I sprinkled about the place, hey, those guys [got] together, and I thought, ‘Maybe they’ll record something,’ And I remember Lisa saying, ‘Brett, what do you want out of this?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.Lisa brought Danny along with her attorney, John Coale. “She was afraid of being compared to Elvis, afraid of rejection. Let me see what I can do for you.” As she sat with him and listened to stories about his life in the business, she found herself falling under his spell.