In the interview, Q gets candid about his thoughts on current pop music, His 22 Girlfriends, Dating Donald Trump’s daughter, Michael Jackson stealing music, Why he thought the Beatles sucked, wanting Donald Glover him in a biopic and share a hilarious story about Marlon Brando bedding Richard Pryor, Marvin Gaye and James Baldwin.
Although Jones pretty much said music shit currently he did name some of the artist he thinks has potinial like Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson.
Read more of the candid and frank hot takes the 28-time Grammy winner had to say:
Michael Jackson songs from Donna Summer.
“He stole a lot of songs,” Jones said, citing Donna Summer’s “State of Independence,” from which, he claimed, Jackson lifted the riff for his 1982 hit “Billie Jean.” “He was as Machiavellian as they come. Greedy, man. Greedy,” he said. Jones also said that he used to “kill” Jackson over his plastic surgery, calling the late pop star’s vitiligo justification “bullshit.”
Jones thought the Beatles were terrible musicians.
“Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it,” Jones said, calling the legendary band “no-playing motherfuckers.” The mega-producer singled out Ringo Starr, who he worked with on his solo album. “I remember once … Ringo had taken three hours for a four-bar thing he was trying to fix on a song. He couldn’t get it. We said, ‘Mate, why don’t you get some lager and lime, some shepherd’s pie, and take an hour-and-a-half and relax a little bit.’ So he did, and we called Ronnie Verrell, a jazz drummer. Ronnie came in for 15 minutes and tore it up. Ringo comes back and says, ‘George, can you play it back for me one more time?’ So George did, and Ringo says, ‘That didn’t sound so bad.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, motherfucker because it ain’t you.’ Great guy, though.”
Jones tells a story about Jimi Hendrix not living up to the hype.
“He was supposed to play on my albumApparently, Hendrix was supposed to lend guitar work to Jones’s 1970 album Gula Matari, which arrived at a time when the guitarist was expanding his musical vocabulary beyond rock and blues and into jazz and funk. Sadly, he didn’t get far, dying of asphyxiation in September of that same year. and he chickened out. He was nervous to play with Toots Thielemans, Herbie Hancock, Hubert Laws, Roland Kirk — those are some scary motherfuckers. Toots was one of the greatest soloists that ever fucking lived. The cats on my records were the baddest cats in the world and Hendrix didn’t want to play with them.”
Dating President Donald Trump’s daughter.
“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.”
The most candid part of the interview was this quote about actor Marlon Brando.
“He was the most charming motherf–ker you ever met,” Jones told Vulture of the “Godfather” star, who died in 2004.
“Brando would “f— anything. Anything! He’d f— a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.”