Earlier this month, Quincy Jones gave two different interviews where he said everything from the Beatles being the worst musicians in the world to alleging that Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando had sex.
Now, Jones has issued an apology for his remarks.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) February 22, 2018
Sparked by a “family intervention” between him and his daughters, Jones took to Twitter to apologize, writing:
“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. I am an imperfect human & I’m not afraid to say it. And I’m sorry & I’m not afraid to say it.”
“One of the hardest things about this situation is that, this bad-mouthing has contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality, homophobia, poverty…you name it.”
“I encourage you all to grow with me and keep on keepin’ on. Love, an 85 year old bow-legged man who is still learning from his mistakes.”
A number of people have spoken out against some of Jones’ statements from his recent interviews.
Michael Jackson‘s father Joe recently spoke out against Jones’ claim that his son stole songs from other artists.
“Jones was quite jealous of Michael because he’s never worked with someone with all of that talent,” Joe said to Page Six. “He says my son stole it, but he was the producer on both [‘Billie Jean’ and ‘State of Independence’], so if anybody is wrong, it would be Quincy.”
Pryor’s daughter Rain also spoke on Jones’ comments, calling him “a brilliant music producer who is losing his mind.”