Quincy Jones Apologizes For Giving the Most Interesting Interviews Ever

Legendary music producer Quincy Jones apologized Thursday for some recent interviews, which included salacious gossip and shade thrown at fellow celebrities.

He did not, however, seem to suggest any of his statements were untrue. 

In case you missed them, the pair of supremely entertaining interviews with GQ and Vulture revealed Jones to be arguably the most connected man in Hollywood history. The guy seemed to have anecdotes about virtually everyone. Highlights included spicy tidbits about Prince's feud with Michael Jackson, Jones's brief relationship with Ivanka Trump and a purported sexual encounter between Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor. 

Jones, who helped turn Jackson into the King of Pop, also had some thoughts on The Beatles. When Vulture's David Marchese asked what his first impression of the band was, Jones responded, "That they were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherfuckers. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don't even talk about it."

His remarks clearly rubbed a few people the wrong way. On Thursday, he tweeted that, after an intervention from his four daughters, he realized he should apologize. "I have LEARNED MY LESSON," he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. 

Jones seemed to regret dissing colleagues the most. "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 paint the full picture of my intentions nor experiences) come flooding back all at once," he wrote in the statement. "Even at 85, it's apparent that 'wordvomit' & bad-mouthing is inexcusable."

It makes sense that he would retreat from these statements, but thank goodness the interviews exist. Otherwise, how else would we know that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen playes the guitar like Jimi Hendrix? Or what Jones really thinks about Elvis Presley: "Yeah, motherfucker couldn't sing," he told GQ.

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