Quincy Jones Apologizes For Recent Interviews, Thanks Daughters For “Intervention”

by Krystal Franklin

February 22, 2018

Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project

Earlier this month Quincy Jones had social media on fire after a pair of revealing interviews in GQ and Vulture went viral. From Michael Jackson being an alleged thief when it came to music, to claims of a sexual relationship between Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando (and James Baldwin. And Marvin Gaye), a fact Pryor’s daughter denies, but the comedian’s widow confirmed as true. Joe Jackson even weighed in on Q’s claims saying the music mogul “knew better”.

Since the backlash, the 84-year-old (his birthday is next month) took to Twitter to publicly apologize for the interviews and accusations. And he had his to six daughters, Rashida, Kidada, Jolie, Kenya, Martina and Rachel to thank for the “intervention”.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Martina Jones, producer Quincy Jones and actress Rashida Jones arrive to the premiere of RADIUS-TWC’s “Keep On Keepin’ On” at Landmark Theatre on September 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Read his response below.

There’s no telling if Rain Pryor or Papa Joe will truly accept Jones’ apologies, but we’re just glad he made the effort. In related news, Jay Pharaoh has been cast as the iconic comedian in Pam Grier‘s upcoming biopic. Interesting.

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