Even at 85, Quincy Jones how to get people’s attention, only recently it wasn’t through his music or work. Instead it was over some the more outlandish things he revealed in a recent interview with Vulture Magazine, from dating Ivanka Trump and his own relationship with President Donald Trump to the sex life of Marlon Brando and Michael Jackson stealing other people’s music.
Of Jackson, Jones said, “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. Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs.”
Of the Beatles, he said, “Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it.”
Jones said he used to hang out with the President and characterized him as “crazy”, “limited mentally”, narcissistic and a megalomaniac, while adding that he once dated Ivanka Trump.
“Twelve years ago,” Jones revealed, “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 …..’ She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life.”
Other revelations include who was behind the assassination of President John Kennedy and the artists whose music he approves of.