Quincy Jones sat down with Vulture for a candid and raw interview that is making its rounds across the internet. One of the more controversial things he said was that the late great Michael Jackson stole songs. Namely: “State of Independence,” “Billie Jean” and “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough.”
“I hate to get into this publicly,” he said, “but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] ‘State of Independence’ and ‘Billie Jean.’ The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.”
Later, he explained how today’s music is horrible and that it has lost the spirit of jazz because “people gave it up to chase money.” He did, however, point out that artists like Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson are making good music.
The 84-year-old icon also touched on racism and feminism and blames President Donald Trump and his followers for the current state of America. “It’s Trump and uneducated rednecks,” he explained. “Trump is just telling them what they want to hear. I used to hang out with him. He’s a crazy motherfucker. Limited mentally — a megalomaniac, narcissistic. I can’t stand him.”
Jones then revealed that he used to date Ivanka Trump, the commander-in-chief’s daughter. “I used to date Ivanka, you know,” he shares. Quincy continues, “Twelve years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter Kidada, said, ‘Ivanka wants to have dinner with you.’ I said, ‘No problem. She’s a fine motherfucker.’ She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.” Read the full interview on Vulture.
Last week, GQ sat down with Quincy Jones who disclosed that he has 22 girlfriends all over the world, who all know about each other and that he wants Donald Glover to portray him in a television series.