Quincy Jones has everybody talking after giving a long ranging interview to Vulture Magazine in which he gave zero fucks and spilled the beans on dozens of people. By name, he dissed; T-Pain, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles who he claimed were “the worst musicians in the world,” Cyndi Lauper, and U-2. And he was just getting started.
He said Marlon Brando was, “the most charming mother fucker you ever met. He’d fuck anything. Anything! He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye!” After the article came out, Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, confirmed Pryor’s friends and family were, “well aware of Richard’s bi-sexuality,” and that the Brando hook-up did occur.
Quincy Jones went on to claim, “he knew who killed JFK,” vaguely claims to have dated Ivanka Trump, and throws her daddy under the bus as, “Limited mentally — a megalomaniac, narcissistic. He says Oprah shouldn’t run for President because she, “doesn’t have the chops.” And she’s his friend.
Quincy dragged most of todays current musicians for not knowing their craft. He did acknowledge the good work of Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, and Kendrick Lamar. Right after claiming Michael Jackson stole music and didn’t credit others for their contributions. He didn’t mention his own lawsuit for $10 million against the Jackson estate for unpaid credits and royalties which brings me to the issue of all he didn’t talk about.
Since Quincy is spilling tea, it’s only natural to wonder about the things he wouldn’t or didn’t talk about? He was asked about his friend Bill Cosby who has had claims against him by over 60 women for sexual assault and rape. Jones wouldn’t talk about it. He wouldn’t expound about the “secrets” of Bill and Hillary Clinton. His claim about dating Ivanka Trump by his own description could have been no more than a business dinner? We’d love to hear the whole story.
After outing Marlon Brando and others for their sexual escapades. There are several long-standing rumors about his own attempts to seduce Tupac Shakur, Prince and others. Maybe he should keep a few names out of his mouth if he’s unwilling to discuss his own life.
Jones interview raised as many questions as it answered those that no one was really asking anyway. It was salacious, yet incomplete. How about doing a Part Two where you address all the issues you left hanging in the first place? Where’s the rest of the tea?