Legendary producer Quincy Jones has been an open book lately, recently spilling the beans on his very active love life, biopic choices, dating the first daughter and Michael Jackson’s alleged habit of stealing songs.
In a new interview with Vulture, the Chicago native gets even more candid about his years as a young man in the industry and how some celebrities behaved behind closed doors, including icons like Richard Pryor, Marvin Gaye and James Baldwin.
According to the multi-Grammy winner, all three men had intimate affairs with actor Marlon Brando, who would, apparently, “f*ck anything.”
While discussing a lack of musical knowledge by young artists, Jones volunteers the tidbit unprompted, shocking even the interviewer.
Do these musicians know tango? Macumba? Yoruba music? Samba? Bossa nova? Salsa? Cha-cha?
Maybe not the cha-cha.
[Marlon] Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherf*cker you ever met. He’d f*ck anything. Anything! He’d f*ck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.
He slept with them? How do you know that?
[Frowns.] Come on, man. He did not give a f*ck! You like Brazilian music?
If that wasn’t transparent or bizarre enough, the music icon went on to detail his dating history with Ivanka Trump — yes, you read that correctly:
“I used to date Ivanka, you know,” Jones said.
When the journalist, taken aback, replies “wait, really?” the producer reveals he was courted by the fashion designer:
Yes, sir. Twelve years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter KidadaA former model and current designer, Kidada is the daughter of Jones and his ex-wife Peggy Lipton. Jones’s other daughter with Lipton is the actress Rashida Jones. Jones has five other children, with four other women., 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.
Uh-oh, Quincy, Don’t make Trump jealous.
Check out the full interview here.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.