Quincy Jones, perhaps best known for co-producing Michael Jackson’s best-selling albums, may have four Broadway plays, six albums, 10 movies, and 28 Grammys under his belt (plus a documentary on the way), but he’s got even more to say about his legendary life. He’s followed up a notable GQ profile with a Vulture interview full of gossip about high-profile figures like Donald and Ivanka Trump, the state of music today, and even Michael Jackson.
The 84-year-old, who throughout the interview makes it clear he has many friends in very high places, spoke a little about the state of the world today, saying, “We’re at the worst we’ve ever been, but that’s why we’re seeing people try and fix it.” He spotlighted sexism and racism as two issues at stake in the world today (and called Weinstein a bully.) But who’s to blame? According to Jones, “Trump and uneducated rednecks.”
“Trump is just telling them what they want to hear,” Jones said, before saying something we all know and something no one knew. “I used to hang out with him. He’s a crazy motherfucker. Limited mentally—a megalomaniac, narcissistic. I can’t stand him. I used to date Ivanka, you know.”
Wait. Back up. Ivanka? His explanation really needs to be read in full:
“Twelve years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter Kidada, said, ‘Ivanka wants to have dinner with you.’ I said, ‘No problem. She’s a fine motherfucker.’ She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.”