The Most WTF Quotes From That Wild Quincy Jones Interview
"I used to date Ivanka, you know," is just the tip of the iceberg.
At 84-years-old, American music legend, Quincy Jones, "got nothing to be scared of," according to a new interview that came out today. The entire conversation between Jones and Vulture's David Marchese is an absolute delight to read, serves as a master-class in name-dropping, and includes some rather bombshell revelations.
I mean, how many people can utter the sentence "Elon Musk keeps trying to get me to go to Burning Man," with the authoritative nonchalance of Quincy Delight Jones Jr.? Few, very few.
So without further ado, here are the five most memorable quotes from Jones' gapingly candid interview:
1) Quincy Jones "Dated" Ivanka Trump
"I used to date Ivanka, you know," the musician casually divulged when Marchese brought up the subject of Trumpism.
Jones says that in 2006, Ivanka requested to have dinner with him via Tommy Hilfiger (I warned you the man can name-drop with the best of 'em). Quincy's response? "I said, 'No problem. She’s a fine motherf**ker.' She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though." But to be fair, "dating" is a rather generous term if the two only grabbed dinner together one time. It should also be noted that Quincy's timeline is rather sticky — Ivanka began dating Jared Kushner in 2005. Trump has yet to respond to Jones' claim.
2) Michael Jackson stole a lot of his music
Jones was Micheal Jackon's long-time producer — I mean, the man helped create Thriller for crying out loud! When asked what most people don't understand about Jackson, the 84-year-old did not hold back.
"I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. 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."
3) Paul Allen can play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix
That's right, Paul Allen — billionaire co-owner of Microsoft — "sings and plays just like Hendrix," says Quincy.
"I went on a trip on his yacht, and he had David Crosby, Joe Walsh, Sean Lennon — all those crazy motherf**kers. Then on the last two days, Stevie Wonder came on with his band and made Paul come up and play with him — he’s good, man."
4) The Beatles "were the worst musicians in the world"
You know what they say... one man's trash is another man's best-selling band of all time. Though the "best-selling" title probably means very little to Jones. "God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money," he says.
As for the musical abilities of those four British boys?
"They were no-playing motherf**kers," says Jones. "Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it."
5) Quincy Jones knows who shot President Kennedy
When asked, "What’s something you wish you didn’t know?"
"Who killed Kennedy," Jones replied.
He goes on to elaborate that Kennedy's assassination was organized by the Chicago mobster, Sam Giancana, who allegedly helped the President carry Illinois in 1960.
Jones naturally followed this admission with a quick, "We shouldn’t talk about this publicly."
Well, there you have it folks, the most interesting man in the world.
Happy reading, and remember folks, you haven't made it until Elon Musk asks you to go to Burning Man!