QUINCY JONES SPILLS TEA ON THE POPE, PRINCE, MICHAEL JACKSON AND HIS MONKEY BUBBLES
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018
Quincy Jones may have 22 girlfriends, but he has 84 years of tea worth to spill!
In a recent interview with GQ, Quincy Jones held nothing back. He spoke about meeting Pope John Pauland being highly impressed… with his shoes.
“He had on some burgundy wingtips, man, with thin tan rib socks, man. We had to go and kiss his hand before we left. And when I kissed his hand, I looked down and saw those shoes and it just fell out of my mouth. I said, ‘Oh, my man’s got some pimp shoes on.’ And he heard me.”
He also dished on the tension between Michael Jackson and Prince! He talked about the time Prince almost took matters into his own hands over an incident at a James Brown show!
“Prince told Michael he’d kill him if he showed it to anybody,” Jones explains, but one way or another, time-coded raw footage of what took place that night eventually surfaced. First [James] Brown invites Jackson to the stage. Jackson sings a few phrases, spins, moonwalks, then embraces Brown and can be seen whispering to him. Brown then calls for Prince. After a delay, Prince gets onstage, takes a guitar, jams a little, then strips off his shirt. He does some mic-stand tomfoolery, dances a little more, then nearly tumbles into the audience trying to pull down an oversize streetlamp prop. It was a superstar face-off that has often been seen as a triumph for Michael Jackson, and a rare humiliation for Prince.”
After the event, Prince almost let his emotions get the best of him.
“He waited in the limousine to try and run over him and La Toya and his mother.”
As for Quincy, he’s able to see the situation with perspective and distance.
“It was just very obvious what the hell happened—made a damn fool out of himself. Michael went up there, in 40 seconds, sang I love you I love you. Then they went up-tempo and he did a little dance and did the moonwalk and whispered in [James Brown’s] ear, ‘Call Prince up—I dare him to follow me.’ “