Music producer, Quincy Jones has never been one to mince words, and he didn’t start during an interview with Vulture where he talked about the state of our country.
The publication asked Jones if he thought we were in a better place as a country now, than when he started doing humanitarian work 50 years ago:
“No. We’re the worst we’ve ever been, but that’s why we’re seeing people try and fix it, Quincy Jones said. Feminism: Women are saying they’re not going to take it anymore. Racism: People are fighting it. God is pushing the bad in our face to make people fight back.”
When asked if he could fix one problem in the world, what would it be, and Jones said “racism.”
“Racism. I’ve been watching it a long time — the ’30s to now. We’ve come a long way, but we’ve got a long way to go, Jones said. The South has always been fucked up, but you know where you stand. The racism in the North is disguised. You never know where you stand. That’s why what’s happening now is good, because people are saying they are racists who didn’t used to say it. Now we know.”
Jones was asked if Trump was the cause.
“It’s Trump and uneducated rednecks. Trump is just telling them what they want to hear. I used to hang out with him. He’s a crazy motherfucker. Limited mentally — a megalomaniac, narcissistic. I can’t stand him. I used to date Ivanka, you know.”
“Yes, sir. Twelve years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter KidadaA, 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.”