Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, a co-producer of Saturday's Live 8 concert in Philadelphia, is clearly an optimist.
He is hoping to get Michael Jackson to perform at the Saturday Live 8 show.
Jackson is currently on vacation in Bahrain.
Simmons is reportedly trying to get Jackson and Prince to join the current lineup of stars on stage, for a finale rendition of the 1985 Live Aid anthem "We are the World," which Jackson co-wrote.
"They haven't said no. Until they say no, I'll keep dreaming,".