There is no doubt that Quincy Jones is a musical genius, icon and mastermind.
He's won 28 Grammys, produced one the greatest albums of all time in 'Thiller,' and is the father of the beautiful and talented Rashida Jones.
In the past few weeks, Jones has been giving some of the best interviews ---I guess when you are 84-years-old and you've and worked with every iconic musician ever --you say whatever the hell you want.
In a new interview with Vulture magazine, Jones drops so much new bombshell information about a bunch of his famous friends that it will make you go DAMN!
Here are some of the best topics and quotes from his interview:
You worked with Michael Jackson more than anyone he wasn’t related to. What’s something people don’t understand about him?
"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" ” The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come."
What about 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."
" He had a problem with his looks because his father told him he was ugly and abused him."
"Rock ain’t nothing but a white version of rhythm and blues, motherfucker. You know, I met Paul McCartney when he was 21."
What were your 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. 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."
BILL COSBY AND HARVEY WEINSTEIN
But what about the alleged behavior of a friend of yours like Bill Cosby? Is it hard to square what he’s been accused of with the person you know?
"It was all of them. Brett Ratner. [Harvey] Weinstein. Weinstein — he’s a jive motherfucker. Wouldn’t return my five calls. A bully."
What about Cosby, though?
"What about it?"
Were the allegations a surprise to you?
"We can’t talk about this in public, man."
You just mentioned the Clintons, who are friends of yours. Why is there still such visceral dislike of them? What are other people not seeing in Hillary, for example, that you see?
"It’s because there’s a side of her — when you keep secrets, they backfire."
"I used to date Ivanka, you know."
"Yes, sir. Twelve years ago. Tommy 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."
Whoo Lord! The rest of the interview he touched on Oprah ,Bono, Cyndi Lauper and who he thinks killed JFK...he's 85 and he's Quincy Jones... the man has stories to tell.