Richard Pryor & Marvin Gaye Had Sex w/ Marlon Brando, According Quincy Jones + Claims Michael Jackson Stole Other People’s Songs
At 85-year-old, Quincy Jones is brutally honest. In a new interview, the music mogul says some jaw-dropping things about Michael Jackson, The Beatles, President Donald Trump and the sexual appetite of the legendary actor Marlon Brando. Check out a few excerpts below.
Something that people didn’t understand about Michael Jackson:
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.
Outside of music, what’s misunderstood about Michael:
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.
If Michael Jackson’s problems were wrapped up with fame:
He had a problem with his looks because his father told him he was ugly and abused himJackson described being abused by his father Joe in a 1993 interview with Oprah, as well as in a 2003 interview with Martin Bashir. “It was really bad,” he recalled during the latter. . What do you expect?
Something that he wishes that he didn’t know:
Who killed Kennedy.
Who he believes killed Kennedy:
[Chicago mobster Sam] GiancanaChicago gangster Sam Giancana is a well-known name among Kennedy conspiracists, both for his alleged help in delivering Illinois votes for Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election and the 1963 assassination of the president. The latter theory largely stems from Giancana’s murder in 1975, not long before he was supposed to testify before a Senate committee investigating collusion between the mob and the CIA. . 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.
His first impressions of the Beatles:
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.
If he could fix one problem in the country, what would it be:
Racism. I’ve been watching it a long time — the ’30s to now. We’ve come a long way but we’ve got a long way to go. The South has always been fucked up, but you know where you stand. The racism in the North is disguised. You never know where you stand. That’s why what’s happening now is good, because people are saying they are racists who didn’t used to say it. Now we know.
What he feels has stirred up racism:
It’s Trump and uneducated rednecks. 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. I used to date Ivanka, you know.
Dating Ivanka Trump:
Twelve years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter Kidada. Hilfiger 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.
His longtime friend actor Marlon Brando’s sexual appetite:
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.
If Brando had sex with Baldwin, Pryor, Gaye, etc.
[Frowns.] Come on, man. He did not give a fuck!
The last mistake he learned from:
My last record [2010’s Q: Soul Bossa Nostra]. I was not in favor of doing it, but the rappers wanted to record something as a tribute to me, where they’d do versions of songs that I’d done over my career. I said to them, “Look, you got to make the music better than we did on the originals.” That didn’t happen. T-Pain, man, he didn’t pay attention to the details.