5 #WTF Moments From Quincy Jones' Latest Interview with Vulture

By: Kayla Pasacreta

Vulture just published a recent interview with 84-year-old producer Quincy Jones, and Quincy's level of fucks is at an all-time-low. We're not sure if Quincy spilled so much tea because he's getting old and simply doesn't care, or has been wanting to get these things off his chest, but either way we are shook! Quincy Jones started off by telling interviewer David Marchese, “I’ve got nothing to be scared of, man.”

Quincy Jones for  Vulture , photo via  Art Streiber

Quincy Jones for Vulture, photo via Art Streiber

Here are 5 jaw-dropping, WTF moments from the interview:

1. Quincy called Michael Jackson a music stealer.

Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones circa 1984, photo via  Associated Press

Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones circa 1984, photo via Associated Press

I hate to get into this publicly, 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...Greedy, man. Greedy. “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” — Greg Phillinganes wrote the c section. Michael should’ve given him 10 percent of the song. Wouldn’t do it.
— Quincy Jones

As if that wasn't enough to say about the late King of Pop, Quincy Jones continued to blast him for getting plastic surgery, "I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had. Bullshit." Jones didn't stop there, "He had a problem with his looks because his father told him he was ugly and abused him. What do you expect?"

2. He said he knows who killed Kennedy.

[Chicago mobster Sam] Giancana. The connection was there between 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.

When asked more about the mobster who killed Kennedy, he changed the subject and told the interviewer, "We shouldn't talk about this publicly."

3. He called the Beatles "the worst musicians in the world". Please read all the way to "Yeah, motherfucker because it ain't you."

Quincy Jones pictured with Paul McCartney of the Beatles and Michael Jackson, photo via  unknown

Quincy Jones pictured with Paul McCartney of the Beatles and Michael Jackson, photo via unknown

That they were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherfuckers. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it. I remember once we were in the studio with George Martin, and Ringo had taken three hours for a four-bar thing he was trying to fix on a song. He couldn’t get it. We said, “Mate, why don’t you get some lager and lime, some shepherd’s pie, and take an hour-and-a-half and relax a little bit.” So he did, and we called Ronnie Verrell, a jazz drummer. Ronnie came in for 15 minutes and tore it up. Ringo comes back and says, “George, can you play it back for me one more time?” So George did, and Ringo says, “That didn’t sound so bad.” And I said, “Yeah, motherfucker because it ain’t you.” Great guy, though.

4. He claims he used to date Ivanka Trump.

Ivanka Trump and Quincy Jones, photo via  Vogue

Ivanka Trump and Quincy Jones, photo via Vogue

Yes, sir. 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.

5. He seems to imply that Marvin Gaye and Richard Proyor had sex with men.

Quincy Jones pictured with Richard Pryor in 1995, photo via  Getty Images

Quincy Jones pictured with Richard Pryor in 1995, photo via Getty Images

[Marlon] Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherfucker you ever met. He’d fuck anything. Anything! He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.

These quotes pretty much read like a parody, but all of it is real! We have no way of confirming any thing Quincy Jones said is actually true, but it is surely entertaining. Is Quincy senile or does he just not give a f**k? Read the rest of the interview here to read about Quincy Jones coming for T-Pain, today's "lazy" producers, and all the other crazy sh**t he said. 


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