Following ‘Family Intervention’, Quincy Jones Publicly Apologizes for Giving ‘Wordvomit’ Vulture Interview

PHIL MCCARTEN

Quincy Jones has issued an apology for perhaps revealing too much about himself and his famous friends in a recent interview with Vulture. In a long note posted to his Twitter account Thursday, the legendary music producer explained that his six daughters—including actress Rashida Jones—took him aside for a “family intervention” after the interview was released to address some of the “silly things” he said. “I’m sorry & I’m not afraid to say it,” Jones wrote, adding, “it’s apparent that ‘wordvomit’ and bad-mouthing is inexcusable,” even at age 85. “I’m sorry to anyone whom my words offended & and I’m especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me & and to those who aren’t.” Among the eyebrow-raising revelations in Jones’ interview were that he once dated Ivanka Trump, that The Beatles “were the worst musicians in the world,” and that Michael Jackson “stole a lot of songs,” including “Billie Jean” and “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough.” The quote that got the most attention, however, was about Marlon Brando, who Jones implied had sex with Richard Pryor, James Baldwin, and Marvin Gaye. “He’d **** anything. Anything!” Jones said of Brando. “He’d **** a mailbox.”

SOURCE: The Daily Beast