Iconic producer and jazz musician Quincy Jones is perhaps the most respected figure in pop music, helping Michael Jackson create some of the biggest hits in his career- including The Way You Make Me Feel, Billie Jean and Thriller. Together they won 28 Grammy Awards and at 84 years old, Jones’ legacy is intact.
However, in a recent interview with media, he revealed some details about the late King of Pop that may shock fans who didn’t know them before.
Asked what about fans didn’t know about MJ, Quincy Jones said, ‘I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. Donna Summer’s “State of Independence and “Billie Jean.” The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.’
He even went on to call Jackson as “greedy” for not giving credit to the keyboardist Greg Phillinganes who co-wrote the song “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”
Jones, who was close to Jackson, confessed that he had often talked to the King of Pop about the plastic surgeries. Jones said, “I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had.”