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Thread started 02/22/18 11:07pm

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Quincy Jones Apologizes for ‘Silly’ Interview Comments After ‘Family Intervention’

Quincy Jones has issued an apology after recently giving interviews in which he trash-talked Taylor Swift and the Beatles, said he dated Ivanka Trump, and declared that Michael Jackson “stole a lot of songs.”

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In a Twitter mea culpa published Thursday, the legendary producer said that “bad-mouthing is inexcusable,” and that he had “recently stopped drinking.”

Jones also said that his daughters held a “family intervention” a couple of weeks ago over the “silly things I’ve said.”

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Also Read:Quincy Jones Says He Know... Interview

“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,” Jones wrote.

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“When you’ve been fortunate enough to have lived such a long & crazy life (& you’ve recently stopped drinking — three years ago!), certain details about specific events (which do NOT give the full picture of my intentions nor experiences) certain details about specific events come flooding back all at once, & even at 85, it’s apparent that ‘word-vomit’ & bad-mouthing is inexcusable,” the producer continued. “One of the hardest things about this 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. I have already reached out to my friends privately, but when you live a public life, you have a responsibility to be an example, & since I do lead a public life, I wanted to make a public apology.”

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In an interview with GQ published in late January, Jones disparaged “Reputation” singer Taylor Swift, declaring, “We need more songs, man. F—ing songs, not hooks.”

Also Read:The Beatles Were 'the Wor...Jones Says

A subsequent interview with Vulture found the producer trash-talking the Beatles, opining that they were “the worst musicians in the world” and writing them off as “no-playing motherf—ers.”

Read Jones’ full apology below.

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #1 posted 02/23/18 1:01am

SoulAlive

here we go....the good ol',predictable "apology letter" lol this is just damage control,lol...it would be nice if celebrities were smart enough to NOT say stupid,ridiculous things in the first place

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Reply #2 posted 02/23/18 5:06am

Dasein

Jones should double down on what was the most remarkable set of interviews I can remember: "Yeah,
I fucking said it."

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Reply #3 posted 02/23/18 6:13am

smoothcriminal
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Dasein said:

Jones should double down on what was the most remarkable set of interviews I can remember: "Yeah,
I fucking said it."

lol Honestly...I would respect that a lot more.

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Reply #4 posted 02/23/18 6:30am

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I didn't know he had six daughters eek

full lips, freckles, and upturned nose
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Reply #5 posted 02/23/18 6:45am

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Not sure why an apology was needed. He spoke the truth and his opinions from his perspective. He didn't say he lied about anything. He didn't call any one derogatory names. He's just an old buzzard speaking what's on his mind, something that most old buzzards do. lol

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #6 posted 02/23/18 1:07pm

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kitbradley said:

Not sure why an apology was needed. He spoke the truth and his opinions from his perspective. He didn't say he lied about anything. He didn't call any one derogatory names. He's just an old buzzard speaking what's on his mind, something that most old buzzards do. lol


Some of the things he said may not be true and were hurtful to family members who are alive and well.
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Reply #7 posted 02/24/18 12:23pm

Scorp

kitbradley said:

Not sure why an apology was needed. He spoke the truth and his opinions from his perspective. He didn't say he lied about anything. He didn't call any one derogatory names. He's just an old buzzard speaking what's on his mind, something that most old buzzards do. lol




Everyone is going to grow old if they're fortunate enough to make it

And based on what Ive witnessed over these past 15 years, there needs to be some apologies uttered by other people too

If that apology is extended is another matter altogether
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Reply #8 posted 02/25/18 5:19am

RJOrion

Dasein said:

Jones should double down on what was the most remarkable set of interviews I can remember: "Yeah,
I fucking said it."




for real
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Reply #9 posted 02/25/18 5:57am

Neversin

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Dasein said:

Jones should double down on what was the most remarkable set of interviews I can remember: "Yeah,
I fucking said it."



No one would care because he's known as a bullshitter among a lot of people in the industry who know/knew more and better...

Neversin.
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“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?”

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Reply #10 posted 02/25/18 6:58am

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FullLipsDotNose said:

I didn't know he had six daughters eek

That man has a rainbow tribe

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #11 posted 02/25/18 6:59am

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kitbradley said:

Not sure why an apology was needed. He spoke the truth and his opinions from his perspective. He didn't say he lied about anything. He didn't call any one derogatory names. He's just an old buzzard speaking what's on his mind, something that most old buzzards do. lol

Obviously his daughers saw something wrong in what he was doing or how he was doing it

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #12 posted 02/26/18 6:37am

uPtoWnNY

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I didn't know he had six daughters eek

One of them was on the "The Office" & "Parks & Recreation"....Rashida.

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Reply #13 posted 02/27/18 1:40pm

PeteSilas

the only thing i really took exception to (although i wasn't crazy about most of what he said) was something that most people overlook. the stating malcolm dealt drugs to him, if it was true, it was true, i hope it wasn't but post-prison malcolm was said to be disciplined and clean. In Q's bio, he stated malcolm was not a dealer, now he says he was, only one of those could be true, one way or the other, it bugs me. Malcolm was not perfect but him dealing drugs after becoming the malcolm we know would further hurt his image if true.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #14 posted 03/27/18 5:43am

MonaLiza

PeteSilas said:

the only thing i really took exception to (although i wasn't crazy about most of what he said) was something that most people overlook. the stating malcolm dealt drugs to him, if it was true, it was true, i hope it wasn't but post-prison malcolm was said to be disciplined and clean. In Q's bio, he stated malcolm was not a dealer, now he says he was, only one of those could be true, one way or the other, it bugs me. Malcolm was not perfect but him dealing drugs after becoming the malcolm we know would further hurt his image if true.


I didn't hear about this! I don't believe it for a moment! Malcolm was very dedicated as a new minister and this just doesn't add up.
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Reply #15 posted 03/27/18 9:29am

Empress

Quincy can go fuck himself.

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Reply #16 posted 03/27/18 11:47am

mjscarousel

Quincy is trash as far as I am concern. I have no respect for him and he can keep his fake apology.

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Reply #17 posted 04/21/18 9:37am

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Prince got him good here ... lol

Anyway, screw Quincy Jones, trashtalking old fool.


dove Forever changed dove wilted

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Reply #18 posted 04/21/18 10:07am

1contessa

He's 85, his soul is probably being purged and forced him to up chuck the truth. Face it, the truth has a way of surfacing one way or the other, whether you want it to or not, because one day, you will have to face your maker, the author and finisher of it all.

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Reply #19 posted 04/23/18 5:03pm

SoulAlive

No,I think he’s just old and bored lol he wants to shake things up one more time...create some controversy in his last days
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