Legendary music producer Quincy Jones has seen and done it all it seems, according to an interview with Vulture published Wednesday.
The “Thriller” producer casually shared he knew who killed former President John F. Kennedy, that he and Ivanka Trump dated 12 years ago and that The Beatles didn’t make a positive impression on him the first time around.
Here are a few highlights from the conversation.
On working with Michael Jackson:
“I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff.” Jones said when asked to share something about the King of Pop others may not know “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.”
On John F. Kennedy:
This came up when interviewer David Marchese asked Jones about something he wished he didn’t know. Jones said he knew notorious Chicago mobster Sam Giancana killed Kennedy, explaining that there was a connection “[Frank] 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,” Jones said.
On dating Ivanka Trump:
It was fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger that approached Jones about taking Trump to dinner. “I said,” Jones recalled. “She’s a fine motherf–ker.’ She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Jones said her father — President Donald Trump — was “limited mentally — a megalomaniac, narcissistic. I can’t stand him.”
Jones also shared that Marlon Brando had sex with comedian Richard Pryor, writer James Baldwin and singer Marvin Gaye. “He was the most charming motherf–ker you ever met,” Jones said of Brando. “He’d f–ck anything. Anything! He’d f–k a mailbox.
Pryor and Brando’s relationship was confirmed by the comedian’s widow, Jennifer Lee.
“It was the ‘70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you’d f–k a radiator and send it flowers in the morning,” she told TMZ.
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