QUINCY JONES UNLOADS ON MICHAEL JACKSON, RICHARD PRYOR & IVANKAFebruary 8, 2018
Quincy Jones is spilling all the tea in a new sprawling interview where he dishes on celebs like Michael Jackson & Richard Pryor and reveals he once dated Ivanka Trump.
One of the most interesting details is when the 84-year-old disclosed that late Godfather star Marlon Brando slept with late comedia Richard Pryor among others.
“Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us,” Jones said to Vulture. “He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherf***** you ever met. He’d f*** anything. Anything! He’d f*** a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.”
Pryor’s widow later confirmed the story by saying: “It was the ’70s!. Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you’d f*** a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.”
Jones also revealed his good friend Michael Jackson had some unsavory business behavior.
“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.”
35 years ago today, we released “Thriller” &…people simply didn’t get it!! They had no idea what it was about & why Vincent Price was narrating the beautiful Edgar Allen Poe inspired text that worms (Rod Temperton) wrote, talking about 40,000 years of funk…And people still didn’t really get it until we released the video, directed by John Landis, on MTV about a year & a half later. That’s when everything really changed & it sort of became the official Halloween theme song & started a life of its own. As we’ve just found out the nominees for 2018, I can’t help but think back to the 1984 Grammy night when we got Record of the Year for “Beat It”; Album of the Year for “Thriller”; Best Recording for Children with “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”; & Producer of the Year (non-classical), along with nominations for Best R&B Instrumental Performance for “Billie Jean”; & Best New Rhythm & Blues Song for “P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)”, the song that James Ingram & I wrote. It was truly a life changing moment & I’m grateful to have created music that (thankfully) so many of you love & cherish, with some of my best friends. I miss smelly & worms every day, but I’m proud to have had them in my life…So, congratulations to all of the 2018 nominees & don’t forget…ALWAYS have humility with your creativity & grace with your success!!…xxoo \(^o^)/ 📸: Sam Emerson
Later in the interview, the music mogul showed his disdain for the current POTUS and how he once dated his daughter Ivanka.
“He’s a crazy motherf*****. Limited mentally — a megalomaniac, narcissistic. I can’t stand him. I used to date Ivanka, you know.”
He elaborated about their alleged decade-old romance after the interviewer appeared shocked by the news.
“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 motherf*****.” She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.”
Other bombs dropped by Jones include that he believes the mafia killed JFK, how his first impression of the Beatles was that they were the “worst musicians in the world,” and that Cyndi Lauper had big issues recording the charity single “We Are the World” back in the ’80s.
On a positive note, Jones had nothing but good things to say about Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith. So there’s that!
The entire interview is a must-read!
Uncle Quincy is lit, y’all!