Quincy Jones Apologizes for His Crazy Interviews: ‘I Have Learned My Lessons’

Quincy Jones says he is sorry for all the wild things he said in his recent interviews.

Recall that the legendary music producer shocked the world with his Vulture interview in which he dismissed the Beatles as the worst musicians in the world, accused Michael Jackson of stealing songs, claimed he bought drugs from Malcolm X, that he once dated Ivanka Trump; and many other wilds things which set the internet on fire for days.

Now, he is apologising “to anyone whom [his] words offended.”

“I have LEARNED MY LESSON! Let me tell you, I’m so grateful for my daughters because they aren’t scared to stand up to their daddy. I am an imperfect human & I’m not afraid to say it. And I’m sorry & I’m not afraid to say it,” said the legend in a statement shared on his Twitter.

“One of the hardest things about the situation is that, this bad-mouthing has contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality, homophobia, poverty… you name it. And of course I don’t want that,” he continued, adding, “I encourage you all to please grow with me & keep on keepin’ on. Love, an 85-year-old bow-legged man who is still learning from his mistakes.”

And he said more. Read the full note below.

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1 thought on “Quincy Jones Apologizes for His Crazy Interviews: ‘I Have Learned My Lessons’

  1. Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello · University of Oxford
    I dont know who is more ludricous, the writer of the article, for not calling out the interviews and his remarks for what they really were, a disgrace ( not wild, since in a few cases he was also lying), or Mr. Jones who, in addition, is a man with a terrible memory. Ask the best singers in every field, from the tenors, to the bass baritones, to the baritones, to sopranos, bluesmen, R&B greats, pop singers, gospel singers, European, Asian, Oceanic singing superstars, ask them all if they agree with Jones’s ludricous assertion that Elvis Presley could not sing. And he lied too, as Presley was 21, not 17, when Jones, in the winter of 1956, played second trumpet for him at the Dorsey Shows, which led to Jones telling another lie, when he also said Dorsey didnt allow Presley to use his band when, in reality, in “Heartbreak Hotel”, Jones and the entire CBS TV NY orchestra backed Presley, not once but three times….

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