Quincy Jones: Michael Jackson Was 'Greedy' And Stole Other People's Music
By Isha Thorpe
February 7, 2018
The music legend also spoke about his past professional relationship with the late Michael Jackson. Jones was the mastermind because MJ's most popular album, Thriller, which later became the biggest selling album of all time. While speaking to Vulture, Jones revealed that he used to butt heads with the icon over his music. It turns out that MJ used to take other artists' music and not credit them.
"I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs," Jones admitted. "[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."
Jones went on to reveal that he used to talk to MJ about his excessive plastic surgery. "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. Bulls**t," he said.
Then, Jones began talking his other late friend Marlon Brando. According to the music composer, the actor had a major sex appetite. "He was the most charming motherf**ker you ever met," Jones said. "He’d f**k anything. Anything! He’d f**k a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye." When the interviewer asked if Brando really did have sex with Baldwin, Pryor and Gaye; Jones replied: "Come on, man. He did not give a f**k!"
Read Quincy Jones' entire shocking interview here.
Richard Pryor's widow confirmed to TMZ that the late comedian did, indeed, have sex with Brando. "It was the '70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you'd f*** a radiator and send it flowers in the morning," the news outlet reports that Jennifer said. TMZ also added, "Jennifer says she has no doubt Richard would be cracking up if he heard Quincy spilling the tea."
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