"Did you see me shaking?" Brooke asked Billy, referring to her time on stage, which all the world witnessed over the summer at Michael's memorial.
"That was a really riveting moment," Billy said.
"Well, they didn't tell us that the coffin was going to be there," she said. "I thought — because there was a fantasy moment in my head — that he was going to jump out and start the concert."
But fantasy quickly turned into sad reality for Brooke during her emotional seven-minute speech about her special friendship with Michael.
"They had written me something," Brooke said. " I didn't… I wrote my own thing and just had to do my own thing. But it was… I felt honored to be a part of it."
Brooke explained it was someone very close to Michael's heart who asked her to be a part of his memorial.
"His mom [asked]," Brooke told Billy.
But Brooke confirmed she and Michael hadn't been in touch in a while.
"I had not only not spoken to him, I hadn't seen him in years," she said.
"There must have been many times where you wanted to pick up the phone and call him and say, 'Can I help you? As a friend, can I come see you? Do you need someone to talk to?'" Billy asked.
"I did that, you know, 20 years ago," Brooke said. "I mean… the rhetoric didn't change, you know, I did that way back when, but anyway, I did my best."
"You did a beautiful job," Billy said of Brooke's memorial speech.
"I hope I did a good job," she said. "I tried."