6 things that shook us from Quincy Jones’ spicy interview

2018-02-08 18:55
 

Johannesburg - Award-winning American music producer Quincy Jones has been on everyone’s lips after his spicy interview with Vulture on Wednesday morning.

The 28-time Grammy award winner revealed some of the deepest secrets that involve some of the world’s biggest names in music and high-profile people.

Here are 5 of his statements that left us shook.

1.       Michael Jackson was a plagiarist.

“I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael [Jackson] stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs,” Quincy told the publication. Quincy, who worked with Michael on most of his albums, claims the Bad singer “stole” State of Independence and Billie Jean from Donna Summer.

The producer also added that Greg Phillinganes wrote the c section of Michael’s Don't Stop ’Til You Get Enough hit, yet Michael refused to give him a percentage of the song.

“Greedy, man. Greedy,” Quincy told Vulture. “The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.”

2.       He knows who killed former US president John F Kennedy

When asked what he wishes he didn’t know, Quincy replied: “Who killed [John F] Kennedy”. He later revealed Sam Giancana, a Chicago mobster, was behind the US prez’s assassination. “The connection was there between [Frank] Sinatra and the Mafia and Kennedy. Joe Kennedy – he was a bad man – he came to Frank to have him talk to Giancana about getting votes.”

3.       Oprah wouldn’t be a good president

“I don’t think she should run. She doesn’t have the chops for it. If you haven’t been governor of a state or the CEO of a company or a military general, you don’t know how to lead people,” he told the publication when asked if Oprah would make a good president. This is surprising especially since O and Quincy are good friends.

According to TMZ, the two go way back. The publication reports Oprah told them she was close friends with Quincy and mentioned how he discovered for her role in The Color Purple.

4.       Marlon Brando slept with Marvin Gaye

After speaking about how good of a cha-cha dancer Marlon was, Quincy mentioned some of the musicians Marlon engaged in sexual intercourse with, including Sexual Healing singer Marvin Gaye.

“He was the most charming m*****f***** you ever met. He’d f*** anything. Anything! He’d f*** a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye,” he said.

5.       He dated Ivanka Trump

After speaking about how much he couldn’t stand President Donald Trump after being friends with him, Quincy revealed he dated Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and she was the one who showed interest in him.

“I used to date Ivanka, you know,” he started. “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 m*****f*****’. She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.”

6.       The Beatles were the worst musicians in the world

When asked what his first impression of The Beatles was he said they were “the worst musicians” he’d ever heard. “They were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing m*****f*****s. Paul [McCartney] was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo [Starr]? Don’t even talk about it.” He then continued with a story of how bad some of the members of The Beatles really were.

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