Quincy Jones Is Sorry He Said All Those Things

Music producer says daughters had talk with him after jaw-dropping interviews
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2018 8:15 PM CST
Quincy Jones arrives at the LA Premiere of "Sandy Wexler" at the Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Quincy Jones is sorry he said Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor had sex in the 70s. The 84-year-old music producer is also sorry he said The Beatles were terrible musicians, President Trump is a terrible person, Michael Jackson stole songs, and he dated Ivanka Trump. Jones apologized Thursday for stunning interviews he gave to Vulture and GQ last month, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In a statement, Jones blamed his fuzzy memory from quitting alcohol a few years ago and "word vomit." "I am sorry to anyone whom my words offended, and I am especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me and those who aren't," Jones said. He said he decided to apologize after his six daughters held a "surprise 'family intervention.'" The AV Club notes Jones didn't retract any of his statements, which is good news because his Vulture interview "will live forever in the hearts of celebrity news connoisseurs."

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