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Quincy Jones apologises for 'wordvomit' interviews

APOLOGETIC: Quincy Jones Photo credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

QUINCY JONES has apologised for controversial comments he made about Michael Jackson and the Beatles in recent interviews, revealing his comments led to a family intervention.

The music legend shocked fans when he took aim at the King of Pop in GQ and Vulture articles, suggesting he stole Donna Summer's State of Independence for Billie Jean, and attacked the Beatles for being subpar musicians.

The defiant hitmaker hasn't taken back anything he said, but suggests he should have kept some of his comments to himself, stating his interviews left members of his family concerned.

In a statement released on Twitter, Jones revealed his six daughters pulled him aside for a surprise "family intervention" due to some "silly things" he said when he lashed out at his former music collaborators, calling the Beatles "no-playing motherf***kers", and suggested thaf comedian Richard Pryor had been intimate with Marlon Brando, a claim that upset both Brandos son and Pryor's daughter.

As a result of the comments, Michael Jackson's father Joe insisted the 84-year-old should have "known better" than to attack the Thriller hitmaker's songwriting credentials.

Jones also claimed he dated President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, when she was 24 and he was 72, and criticised Taylor Swift and U2's music.

"I am sorry to anyone whom my words offended, and I am especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me and those who aren't," said Jones.

He adds, "I am an imperfect human & I’m not afraid to say it. And I’m sorry & I’m not afraid to say it... I have LEARNED MY LESSON. Let me tell you, I’m so grateful for my daughters because they aren’t scared to stand up to their daddy."

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